La Villa Maria Behety, 24 February- 2 March 2024

by Roxtons

The last week of February was good and a very nice group. The six rods took out almost the same amount of fish. The number was between 15 and 18 each. 98 fish were landed, 23 fish over 15lbs and 4 fish over 20lbs. It’s very good and everyone had a good week.

There was some rain, the river rose and got dirty on Friday. Top rod of the week was Mark Brodersen with 18 fish on the net, the biggest  20lbs. Graham Cherry landed the biggest fish of the week at 23lbs.

Water Conditions

Water colour and visibility: Clear water

Water temperature: 6C to 13C

Water level: Low water

Weather Conditions

Wind speed ranges through the week: very little wind in the week

Air temperature through the week : 4C to 18C

Weather observations (sun, rain, fog, etc.): lots of rain

Fishing Conditions

Flies that are working the best: Different sizes of Sunray Shadows, small salmon flies, nymph (red tail, EMB, Prince, Red Butt, Pheasant Tail), Green Machine.

For the last hour (Intruder, Leech, Sunray Shadow).

Floating and intermediate lines were very good, stripping tubes flies (Sunray Shadow).

Sinking lines were the best, most of the time with nymphs.

Best flies of the week were nymph tied in circle hooks.

Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc) that are producing the best: Skagit heads with different lengths of T-17,14, 11, Scandi with polyleaders.

We recommend bringing two rods, one to use with a Scandi and another with Skagit lines.

Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 7-12ft. 15lbs to 20lbs.

Most of the fish were in the lower and middle part of the river. The upper part is very low but we are starting  to see more fish there. We starting to see more dark fish.

Fish catch statistics

Number of anglers for the week: 6

Total number of fish landed for the week: 98

Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 23lbs

Number of fish landed over 15lb: 23

Number of fish landed over 20lbs: 4

Average weight: 7.9lbs

Notable catches: John got two 20lbers in a row