Sea-Run Brown Trout in Tierra Del Fuego
Located on the Rio Grande in Argentina, Kau Tapen has long been a mainstay of sea-run brown trout lodges. In fact, this was the first lodge on the river and first to start hosting anglers. The spectacular chrome sea-run browns make their way from the salt to the Rio Grande to reproduce and Kau Tapen is right there to witness it all. Feed flies to the magnificent fish while enjoying all the stark beauty that Argentina offers. Wading this river is one of the easiest because of its gravel bottom and even flow. And after long days on the river return to the comfortable intimate lodge where delicious foods and cold beverages will be waiting.
The beautiful Kau Tapen Lodge has 10 spacious comfortable rooms offering the perfect home away from home. A large living room provides an intimate area with large picture windows that look out into the Menendez and Rio Grande valleys. Enjoy the fully stocked bar as you swap fishing stories over the large central fireplace. If you do forget a piece of gear the lodge does have a great tackle shop with an excellent selection of rods, reels, flies, lines, and clothing. Additionally, the lodge has a Finnish steam bath, sauna, and full spa for the ultimate day of relaxation.
Food and Beverages
At Kau Tapen Lodge anglers will be treated to traditional Argentine cuisine including grilled meats like lamb and beef. The lodge’s kitchen utilizes fresh meats and produce in all their dishes. And with the lodge’s proximity to the ocean, fresh King crab is also served on the menu. Argentina takes pride in its fabulous wines that the country produces and each pair fabulously with the lodge’s cuisine. Make sure to save room for great desserts like homemade ice cream, pastries, and sweets.
Typical Length of Stay
The typical length of stay at Kau Tapen Lodge is seven (7) nights with six (6) days of fishing.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
This is a fishing-focused destination with very little non-angling options.
How To Get There
With flights to Buenos Aires from any major U.S. airport, traveling to Argentina is easy. Guests fly to Buenos Aires where we suggest spending one night to see the city. The following day, take a flight from Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) to Rio Grande (RGA) where a lodge representative will meet you and transfer you the 30 minutes to the lodge.
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.
There’s no finer destination on earth for chasing large sea-run brown trout than on the Rio Grande. The massive Rio Grande meanders across the landscape creating undercut banks where large browns love to lie. Since the best fishing is found in the mornings and evenings, days will begin early and end at the last light. Fish in Rio Grande are big where the average sized brown is around 12 to 20 pounds. This is a place where catching a trophy-sized trout could happen any day of the week.
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.
Seven (7) nights / Six (6) days (Saturday – Saturday) = $5,950 – $10,350 per person
- All accommodations (guaranteed single rooms Jan 11-Mar 7 weeks) and meals at the lodge
- Fully guided daily fishing (2 anglers per guide)
- All beverages including beer, wine, and alcohol
- Transfers to/from the Rio Grande airport and the lodgeRods and reels (if needed)
What’s Not Included:
- International and domestic airfare
- Transfers, meals, and hotels in Buenos Aires
- Transfer to/from Ushuaia and the lodge
- Waders, boots, and flies
- Laundry services
- Fishing license (additional $495)
- Gratuities for guides and staff