Jurassic Lake Lodge - Rainbows averaging 10-pounds

Jurassic Lake, also known as Strobel 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. Jurassic Lake 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 lake's southern shoreline. 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 Barrancoso River:  The most productive bays of the lake are those surrounding the mouth of the Barrancoso River. Jurassic Lake Lodge holds more than 15 miles of this pristine, freestone river, including the only mouth. The Barrancoso, a typical mountain freestone river, is the only significant tributary of Jurassic Lake. With its transparent waters and big rocks, the Barrancoso holds amazing trout in its beautiful pools, pocket waters, flats, and runs. The Barrancoso runs almost entirely through the Jurassic Lake Lodge's property. Both the lake and river are 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 rainbows tend 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 will be at 1:00 p.m. and dinner is at 9:00 p.m. You'll be guided from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and again from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. You'll fish three to four different beats and you will 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 fish 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 2018 Hosted Fishing Week:

Jurassic Lake Lodge

2018 Hosted Week:  $6,900.00
7-nights and 6 ½-days guided fishing
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.

About Jurassic Lake Lodge: 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, unlimited Wi-Fit access, and 24-hour lighting available in the rooms.
Excellent international cuisine. The Lodge has a private cellar stocked with a great variety of great Argentinean wines. 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.

Getting Here:

You’ll fly into Ministro Pistarini International Airport, also known as Ezeiza International Airport 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.


2018 and 2019 Rates:

All Jurassic Lake Lodge packages are Lightly Guided
7-nights and 6-days
January 20 - March 10, 2018:
$4,520.00 p.p.
October 6 - December 15, 2018:
$6,900.00 p.p.
December 15 - January 26, 2019
$6,160.00 p.p.
January 26 - March 16, 2019
$5,770.00 p.p.
March 10 - April 27, 2019
$6,170.00 p.p.
4-nights and 3-days
January and February, 2018
$3,100.00 p.p.
March and April, 2018
$4,100.00 p.p.
There are a limited number of single occupancy rooms for an additional $700.00 per person per week.

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.

All 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 rainbow

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

Monster rainbow fishing

Recently remodeled accomodations

Jurassic Lake Lodge

The Barrancoso River

the Barrancoso River

A 15-minute drive from the new airstrip

Jurassic Lake airstrip

Don't miss our 2017 and 2018 hosted weeks

Jurassic Lake rainbow

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