The Lago Strobel region in the southern portion of Patagonian Argentina offers the most consistent fishing for large rainbows found anywhere in the world. This fishery holds so many large rainbows it’s something that has to be experienced to be believed. Fish often average 8 to 10 lbs and fish over 20 lbs are caught on a weekly basis. The lodge sits near the inlet of the only significant tributary of the Strobel Lake: The Barrancoso River. Undoubtedly, this is the best location in the world for trophy rainbow trout fishing. The lodge was totally renovated in 2015 and now offers 10 comfortable rooms with private baths. The main house features a spacious living room facing Lago Strobel, a fantastic whiskey bar, with a wine cellar that is stocked with the finest Argentine wines. Guests staying with Jurassic Lake Lodge have access to 25 km of the Barrancoso River including the mouth, 10 miles of the southwest coast of the lake, 20 lagoons, and 10 miles of Moro Creek.
Location: Lago Strobel (Jurassic Lake), Argentina
Season: Early November through late April
Capacity: 10 anglers
Target Species: Rainbow Trout
Closest Major Air Hub: El Calafate, Argentina and Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina
Documents Required: Valid passport. No visa required for citizens of most countries.
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Lodging Details: Enjoy the comfortable lodge while overlooking the incredible Lago Strobel. The main house is the perfect place to relax with a glass of Argentine Malbec or whiskey after a long day of fishing. Each room has a private bath and shower and accommodations to ensure you’re well rested for the next day of chasing trophy rainbow trout. Complete with a private cellar, the lodge prides itself on delicious beverages and exquisite meals.
Food and Beverages: The lodge’s private cellar offers an array of Argentine wines that pair great with hearty meals of Argentine barbeques (asados) and other excellent international dishes. Additionally, the lodge has a great selection of whiskey in its fabulous whiskey bar. The whiskey bar boasts both single malts and blends predominately from Scotland. The selection also includes a Gordon and Macphail Cask Collection that offers 22 single cask whiskeys from 8 to 24 years old.
Typical Length of Stay: The typical lodge package at Jurassic Lake Lodge is seven (7) nights / six (6) days of fishing, however, three (3) nights / three (3) days of fishing and four (4) nights / three (3) days of fishing are also offered.
Non-angling activities and options: Jurassic Lake Lodge is situated in a very remote part of Argentina, and overall, this is a fishing-focused operation. However, with that said, there are a handful of non-angling activities including birdwatching, enjoying the wonderful landscapes, and trekking the remote landscape.
Internet/Communication: The lodge offers guests unlimited Wi-Fi internet access. Cell phones do not work in this area.
General Information: Lago Strobel along with the Barrancoso River and Moro Creek offer some of the best rainbow trout fishing on the planet. Jurassic Lake Lodge has access to tremendous stretches along the lake shoreline. To change up a fishing day, anglers can pursue rainbows on the Barrancoso River. And these large rainbows stack in pools. Since the lodge has exclusive access to 95% river the possibilities of finding fish are virtually endless. Aside from the Barrancoso and Lago Strobel, Moro Creek offers more than 10 miles river between lagoons that produce rainbows in the 4 – 6 pound range. Chase trophy rainbows in Lago Strobel or poke and prod the different pools that make up the Barrancoso and Moro Creek. In all cases, anglers will be impressed by the large fish and astounding waters.
Boats and Equipment Required: Almost all fishing in the area is done while wading and fishing from the banks of the lakes or the river.
How to Get There: For fishermen traveling to Jurassic Lake Lodge, we recommend that you fly from Buenos Aires’ Jorge Newbery Airport to Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina. Once in Comodoro a representative from Jurassic Lake Lodge will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Spend one night in Comodoro Rivadavia and the following day take a charter flight to Jurassic Lake Lodge. Note that accommodations in Comodoro Rivadavia should be arranged separately and are not included.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times: From Buenos Aires the suggested flight is Aerolineas Argentina flight #1840 that leaves at 3:40 PM and will take you to Comodoro Rivadavia. The following morning at 8 AM a charter flight will leave for Jurassic Lake. On the return trip, the best flight from Comodoro Rivadavia back to Buenos Aires is Aerolineas Argentinas #2835 at 4:05 PM.
Documents Required: Citizens of the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and other Western European nations do not need a visa for tourist trips of up to ninety dates. You will need a valid passport and will have to fill in a landing card on arrival and you will be given a stamp for stays of thirty, sixty or ninety days. Staple your duplicate of the landing page card into your passport, next to your entrance stamp, as you’ll need it to leave the country. If you do lose it, it’s rarely a serious problem, but you’ll have to fill in a new form at the border control. On entering the country, you’ll also be given a customs declaration form. Duty is not charged on used personal effects, books, and other articles for non-commercial purposes, up to the value $300. Make sure you declare any valuable electronic items such as laptop computers, as customs officers can be suspicious that you may be bringing them into the country to sell.
Travel Arrangements: Yellow Dog offers a full in-house travel and reservations system, and can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers, and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact us at 888-777-5060 or travel [at] yellowdogflyfishing [dot] com for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services and trip insurance.
Package Rates: Remember that Yellow Dog’s services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. All prices listed below are per person, based on double occupancy, and quoted in US dollars. Please call Yellow Dog for details and custom package pricing.
Full Week Program Rates
Seven (7) Nights / Six (6) Days of Fishing
Oct. 15 – Dec. 15 = $6,330
Dec. 15 – Jan. 26 = $5,600
Jan. 26 – Mar. 16 = $5,200
Mar. 16 – May 1. = $5,600
Note that on all full week packages, a charge $570 will be added if the charter flight is elected.
Partial Week Program Rates
Three (3) Nights / Three (3) Days of Fishing and Four (4) Nights / Three (3) Days of fishing
Jan. 26 – Mar. 16 = $3,600
Mar. 16 – May 1 = $3,900
Note that on all partial week packages, a charge of $350 will be added if the charter flight is elected.
- All accommodations and meals at the lodge
- All alcoholic beverages (except for the whisky selection)
- Fully guided daily fishing
- Use of wireless internet at the lodge
- Fishing license
- Charter flight to/from the lodge
- For partial weeks programs: ground transfer
What’s Not Included:
- International airfare to Buenos Aires (EZE)
- Domestic airfare from Buenos Aires (AEP) to Comodoro Rivadavia
- Argentina entrance and reciprocity fees
- Hotels in Buenos Aires and Comodoro Rivadavia
- Fishing equipment
- Staff and guide gratuities