Jurassic Lake Lodge - Rainbows averaging 10-pounds

Strobel Lake, also known as Jurassic Lake, and the Barrancoso River are nothing short of a biological anomaly and must be the most prolific trophy rainbow fishery in the world. The lake itself is a large desert sink lake measuring approximately 12.4 by 9.3 miles. It is located at approximately 3,000 feet elevation in the wide open desolate expanse of the Patagonian Steppe.


Fishing Jurassic Lake - Lake Strobel

Fishing Jurassic Lake

Jurassic Lake Lodge has the good fortune of being located at the mouth of Jurassic Lake's only significant tributary, the Barrancoso River. The lodge controls more than 15km (9.3 miles) of the southern shoreline, including the mouth of the Barrancoso River which is the only tributary of Lake Strobel. The wind has created some fantastic fishing bays. With no outlet, this is far and away the best location on the lake with anglers stacking up large numbers of big fish virtually every day of the season.
Here, the rainbow trout average over 10-pounds with countless fish in the mid-teens as well as good numbers of fish into the 20 + pound class. These fish are extremely stout, and most are incredibly strong and acrobatic. The Lodge counts with more than 15 km of the south coast of the lake including the mouth of the only tributary of the lake and some fantastic wind-repaired bays. The Barrancoso is a typical mountain freestone river, with transparent waters and big rocks holding amazing trout in its beautiful pools, pocket waters, flats, and runs.
The lake allows for baitcasting/spinning with artificial lures with one barbless hook. The fishing is done in the most productive bays of the lake surrounding the mouth of the Barrancoso River using spinners, spoons, and topwater plugs. Jurassic Lake Lodge holds more than 25 km of this pristine, freestone river that runs almost entirely ( 95% ) through their property. Catch-and-release fishing.

Jurassic Lake Lodge - Fishing Seasons:

Jurassic Lake Fishing

The season starts in November through April. Peak fishing at Jurassic Lake Lodge is from November through mid-January. During this time, fish concentrate in large numbers in and around the mouth of the Barrancoso River, allowing anglers to rack up some seriously absurd numbers of fish. If sheer numbers (or pounds, in this case) of fish is not exactly your thing, visiting in early March through April can be incredibly rewarding for many anglers. The loss in quantity is well made up for in quality. For some reason, the late run of fish tends to be in pristine condition: ultra-bright, hard-bodied, and turbo-charged.
A Typical Day:
A normal day begins with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. Lunch is at 1:00 p.m. and dinner at 9:00 p.m. You will be guided from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and again from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Each week, you'll fish three to four different beats, typically two per day, and you'll rotate guides. Your beat and guide assignments will be posted each night for the next day's fishing. You may fish any time you like, but you must fished only your assigned beat for that portion of the day.
At Jurassic Lake, Vibram® bottom boots with studs will help you walk better in mud or on slick rocks.

Jurassic Lake Hosted Fishing Weeks:

Jurassic Lake Lodge

2017 Hosted Week:  $6,130.00
7-nights and 6 ½-days guided fishing
• December 7-16:  Mike Sadar hosts
2018 Hosted Week:  $6,220.00
• December 6-15:  Guy Schoenborn hosts
You're not restricted to our hosted weeks. Provided there are openings, we can book Jurassic Lake for a time that works best for you.

Getting Here:

You’ll fly into Ministro Pistarini International Airport, also known as Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From here, you'll take a connecting flight to Comodoro Rivadavia. You'll spend the night at a hotel in Comodoro Rivadavia (hotel night is not included in the package). In the morning, a lodge representative will take you to the local airport for a 75-minute flight to the lodge, which is included in the package. The lodge is a 15-minute drive from the new airstrip.


About Jurassic Lake Lodge

Newly remodeled in 2015, the lodge accommodates up to 10 anglers and offers five, comfortable double-occupancy rooms with private baths and showers. The main house is a spacious living room facing the lake and mouth of the Barrancoso River. There is satellite TV, a satellite phone and unlimited wireless internet access, and 24-hour lighting available in the rooms. The lodge has a private cellar stocked with a great variety of great Argentinean wines.
Offering excellent international cuisine, Jurassic Lake Lodge specializes in traditional Argentinean dishes, including their famous barbecues (Asado) and Patagonian lamb. Hearty meals and dinners complete with wine are served in the main lodge. Coffee, tea, and snacks, as well as beer, and great Argentinean Malbec are always close at hand.
Starting in 2017/2018 season there will be a limited amount of single occupancy rooms for an additional $700.00 per person per week. Please call for availability.

2017-2018 Rates:

All Jurassic Lake Lodge packages are Lightly Guided
7-nights and 6 ½-days
Oct. 7 - Dec. 16, 2017:
$6,220.00 p.p.
Dec. 16, 2017 - Jan. 20, 2018:
$5,520.00 p.p.
January 20 - March 10, 2018:
$4,520.00 p.p.
4-nights and 3.5 days
January and February, 2018:
$3,100.00 p.p.
March and April , 2018:
$4,100.00 p.p.

Full-Week Package includes:

7-nights and 6-days “lightly” guided fishing, accommodations and meals at the lodge, charter flight to/from the lodge, beer and wine, fishing license, laundry service, and Wi-Fi. Saturday through Saturday.

Half Week Package includes:

4-nights and 3-days “lightly” guided fishing, accommodations and meals at the lodge, beer and wine, guided fishing, fishing license, laundry service, and Wi-Fi. Charter flight to lodge/ground transfer out - Saturday through Tuesday. Ground transfer to lodge/charter flight out. Tuesday through Saturday.

Packages do not include:

international airfare to Buenos Aires; meals, hotels, or ground transfers within Buenos Aires, Comodoro Rivadavia or Calafate, as needed; fishing equipment, alcohol, accident or baggage insurance, accidents during the trip, and subsequent emergency removal procedures; trip cancellation or interruption by the customer; transportation not included in the itinerary; optional side trips, gratuities, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Call 1-800-205-3474 for more Information:

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Jurassic Lake Lodge photos


Good numbers into the 20 + pound class

Jurassic Lake Lodge

Fly fishing or spin angling with barbless hook

Jurassic Lake Lodge

Mike Merritt with a large rainbow

Jurassic Lake Lodge

Catch-and-release fishing

Jurassic Lake Lodge

Rooms overlook Jurassic Lake

Jurassic Lake Lodge

Incredibly strong and acrobatic fish

Jurassic Lake Lodge

Recently remodeled accomodations

Jurassic Lake Lodge

The Barrancoso River

the Barrancoso River

A 15-minute drive from the new airstrip

Jurassic Lake Lodge

Don't miss our 2017 and 2018 hosted weeks

Jurassic Lake rainbow

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