Pursuing Trophy Rainbows On Lago Strobel
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.
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, 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.
The lodge offers guests unlimited Wi-Fi internet access. Cell phones do not work in this area.
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.
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.
Yellow Dog can assist with travel logistics required for your trip and can recommend you to a preferred travel agent who can help you book airline tickets, hotels, transfers, trip insurance and other travel needs. Contact us at 888-777-5060 for more information.
Lago Strobel along with the Barrancoso River and Moro Creek offers 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% of the river the possibilities of finding fish are virtually endless. Aside from the Barrancoso and Lago Strobel, Moro Creek offers more than 10 miles of 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.
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. Trips of any length can be arranged, so please call Yellow Dog for details and custom package pricing.
2019/2020 Package Rates
Full Week Program Rates
Seven (7) Nights / Six (6) Days of Fishing
Oct 19 – Dec 14 = $6,900.00 (includes Round Trip Charter Flights)
Dec 14 – Dec 21 = $6,680.00 (includes Charter Flight In/Ground Transfer Out)
Dec 30 – Jan 7 = $6,680.00 (includes Ground Transfer In/Charter Flight Out)
Jan 7 – Jan 25 = $6170.00 (includes Round Trip Charter Flight)
Jan 25 – Feb 29 = $5,200.00 (includes Round Trip Ground Transfers)
Feb 29 – Apr 25 = $6170.00 (includes Round Trip Charter Flight)
**Half Week Programs are available between February and April. Please contact us for rates.
- All accommodations and meals at the lodge
- All alcoholic beverages (except for the whiskey selection)
- Fully guided daily fishing
- Use of wireless internet at the lodge
- Fishing license
- Charter flight and Ground Transfer (varies based on the specific week)
What’s Not Included:
- International and Domestic flights
- Meals, hotels, and transfers in Buenos Aires, Comodoro Rivadavia, and El Calafate
- Fishing equipment
- Staff and guide gratuities