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 is probably 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 in size. Jurassic Lake is located at approximately 3,000 feet elevation in the wide open desolate expanse of the Patagonian Steppe.


Fly Fishing Jurassic Lake - Lake Strobel

Fishing Jurassic Lake

Jurassic Lake Lodge is only a five-minute walk from great fishing. The 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 9.3 miles of the lake's southern shoreline. The wind has created some fantastic fishing bays. With no outlet, this is by far the best location on the lake. Anglers stack up large numbers of big rainbows every day of the season.
Rainbows average 8 to 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, 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. All fishing is catch-and-release.

Jurassic Lake Lodge - Fishing Facts:

Jurassic Lake Fishing

Fishing season: The season starts in November through April. Peak fishing runs 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. The late run of rainbows tend to be ultra-bright and turbo-charged.
You'll be wade fishing and fishing from the banks. There are no boats.
Fishing tackle:  is not included.
Fishing License:  is included in the package.
Guides:  The Lodge has three to four English-speaking guides who stay nearby to help you net the big ones and take pictures. Bring a flash drive to download their great shots at the end of the week.
A Typical Day:
A normal day begins with breakfast at 8:00 a.m., lunch is at 1:00 p.m., and dinner is at 9:00 p.m. You're 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'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 may only fish 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-Fi, 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 (the hotel night is not included in the package). In the morning, a lodge representative will drive 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
October 13 - December 22, 2018:
$6,900.00 p.p.
Dec. 22, 2018 - January 26, 2019
$6,170.00 p.p.
January 26 - March 16, 2019
$5,770.00 p.p.
March 16 - May 1, 2019
$6,170.00 p.p.
There are a limited number of single occupancy rooms for an additional $700.00 per person per week.
3 or 4-nights and 3-days
February 3 - March 10, 2019:
3-nights and 3-days guided fishing
Saturday - Tuesday $3,070.00 p.p.
4-nights and 3-days guided fishing
Tuesday - Saturday $3,070.00 p.p.
March 10 - April 24, 2019:
3-nights and 3-days guided fishing
Saturday – Tuesday $4,070.00 p.p.
4-nights and 3-days guided fishing
Tuesday – Saturday $4,070.00 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:

Accommodations and meals at the Lodge, beer and wine, guided fishing, fishing license, laundry service, and Wi-Fi. Charter flight to the Lodge and ground transfer out on Saturday through Tuesday or ground transfer to the Lodge and charter flight out on 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, 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 only

Jurassic Lake Lodge

Mike Merritt with a large rainbow

Jurassic Lake Lodge

Catch-and-release fishing

Jurassic Lake Lodge

The Lodge overlooks 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

The Lodge is 15-minutes from the new airstrip

Jurassic Lake airstrip

Don't miss our 2018 Hosted Week!

Jurassic Lake rainbow

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