Hola Amigos!

Cuarta poste de Chile

Our guests arrived safely in Balmaceda on Saturday..only one delayed bag, which made it by that evening. After a wonderful dinner and a good night sleep everyone was ready for a big day of fishing.

My fishing partner this week will be my best friend: my Father, Don Boone. We’ve fished together on many rivers in the west and I’m anxious to begin our international fishing trip together.

Cinco Rios Lodge is very beautiful and well appointed. Finished just two years ago, the log lodge overlooks the Rio Simpson and is only 5 km from Coyhaique.

The first day we drifted the lower Simpson and Aysen rivers and had a great day catching 18 inch Rainbows on size 14 PMD’s. At the end of the day, our estimate was 25 fish from 16 to 20 inches.

The second day may have been the best day of fishing I’ve had since I arrived 3 weeks ago. We caught 20 big browns over 19 inches with the biggest measuring 23 inches and 6 pounds. I caught the big fish on a streamer in crystal clear water..he moved 20 feet off the bank to come and grab the fly!!!!

This morning was incredible for my dad..we went to a small lagoon and he caught 7 fish in 2 hours over 20 inches..after lunch we went looking for King Salmon. We hooked 2 –  my fish was a big female estimated at 25 pounds. I fought her for 25 minutes and finally got her into the shallow water..when the guide grabbed her tail she ran one more time and broke me off! Bummer, but well worth the fight!

It’s time for dinner so I will sign off..Ciao!