Fly fishing or lures for golden dorado

Dorado Cua Lodge is located in the heart of the Isoro’ marshland area, 400 miles north of Buenos Aires in the province of Corrientes. With an area of 3,500,000 acres, the Isoro’ is a vast, natural wildlife sanctuary and paradise for golden dorado fishing. Goya, the nearest town to the Lodge, is about forty miles away.

Fly fishing or lures for Golden Dorado

Golden dorado Fishing

Golden dorado are considered one of the best fighting freshwater fish on the planet. They’re aggressive with a ferocious strike, long, hard runs, high jumps, and fighting stamina. The locals call them River Tigers. Anglers average 15 to 20 strikes per day, and you should land about ten.
Artificial lures or fly fishing. Catch-and-release only. Anglers average between 15 to 20 strikes a day with the opportunity of catching ten dorado a day. Several different locations are fished: the Parana River' tributaries, the Estero Isoro’ and the Rio Corrientes. This area is very good fishing - with clear waters year round. An incredible fishery for dorado, dog fish, and giant piranha is only a short boat ride from the Lodge.
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Fishing facts:

Dorado Cua Lodge

Fishing Season runs from October 1st to May 30th with peak fishing in March, October, and November.
Boats:   They use aluminum river boats with 40-h.p. Yamaha motors. Two anglers per boat and guide.
Guides:   Carefully selected guides are attentive to your needs and are pioneers in exploring new areas for dorado fishing. The guides speak a little fishing English.
Typical Fishing Day:
7:30:  Breakfast is served.
8:00:  You'll walk about 150 feet to your boat for the morning block of fishing.
Noon:  Mid-day, you'll enjoy a boxed lunch on the island followed by a nap, or if you prefer, your guide can return you to the air-conditioned Lodge for a home-cooked meal, followed by a siesta (nap).
3:30:  In the afternoon, you'll fish for another four-hour block.
8:00:   At sunset, you'll return to the Lodge to shower and appetizers before the evening meal.
9:00:  Excellent dinners are served with Malbec wines.

About Dorado Cua Lodge

Dorado Cua Fishing

Dorado Cua Lodge sits in front of the islands and streams of the vast marshland formed by the Parana and Isoro Rivers and is less than 200 yards from where you board your skiff. Thousands of birds are in the area, plus some caiman. The Lodge has four spacious, air-conditioned bedrooms with queen-size beds and private baths. Outside, there is a four-foot-deep swimming pool.
Meals:  Local and international cuisine, plus very good Argentine wines.
Non-angler activities:  For (two) non-fishing guests, a boat and guide are included for wildlife viewing.

Getting Here:

You’ll fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the Ezeiza International Airport, an English-speaking member of their staff will greet you. He’ll take you to a hotel for day-use in Buenos Aires where you can rest $50.00 fee, not included in package. at 6:30 that evening, he’ll drive you to the Vosa Galvense Bus Terminal in Buenos Aires for the evening bus ride to San Isidro. The sleeper bus is first-class with meals and drinks on board. You’ll arrive at the San Isidro bus stop 50 kilometers (about 31 miles) before Goya at 5:00 a.m. Members of the Lodge staff will greet you and drive you in Toyota 4WD double-cab trucks from there to the Lodge, a 30-minute drive. Upon arrival at the Lodge, you'll have breakfast and get ready for a full day of fishing.

2019 USD Rates:

Two anglers per boat and room:
5-nights and 6-days guided fishing:
$2,950.00 per person
4-nights and 5-days guided fishing:
$2,700.00 per person
3-nights and 4-days guided fishing:
$2,500.00 per person
2-nights and 3-days guided fishing:
$2,300.00 per person
Non-Angler Companion:
(sharing double-occupancy room)
5-nights and 6-days
$1,900.00 per person
4-nights and 5-days
$1,800.00 per person
3-nights and 4-days
$1,500.00 per person
2-nights and 3-days
$1,450.00 per person

Packages include:

Airport reception, roundtrip sleeper bus from Buenos Aires to San Isidro, all ground transfers in Argentina, lodging, meals at the Lodge with beer and wine, guided fishing, fishing license, and taxes.

Packages do not include:

Airfare to Buenos Aires, day-use of a hotel in Buenos Aires upon arrival in Argentina – approx. $50.00; meals or hotels in Buenos Aires, if needed; rods, reels, lures, flies, laundry service, phone calls, gratuities, airport taxes (about $30.00 U.S.), and anything not mentioned under the inclusions.

Dorado Cua Lodge photos

Jack Gallagher with golden dorado.

Golden dorado fishing

Mike McGinn with golden dorado on a fly.

Argentina golden dorado

Keith Earnst with 17-lb dorado on spin rod

Spin angling for golden dorado

Boats are about 150-foot walk from the Lodge.

Golden dorado fishing boat

An average-sized surubim, type of catfish

Dorado Cua catfish

Jim Norwood and host Brad Staples

Jim Norwood and Brad

Golden dorado are aggressive

Golden dorado fishing

Caiman, birds, capybaras...

Caiman at Dorado Cua

Meals include beer and wine

Dorado Cua

Spacious, air-conditioned bedrooms

Dorado Cua bedrooms

Wi-Fi is available at the Lodge.


Dorado Cua dining room

Dining room at the Lodge

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