From Southern Chile.
I live in Southern Chile.
I have pretty cool dark spots, like lots of my brothers and sisters.
Notice how even my mouth is pristine? There’s a lot of water down here and very little angling pressure – chances are I’ve never been caught before.
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For those of you who don’t speak Spanish, ‘Estamos Listos’ is our very rough translation of ‘Game On’, because today the first guests of our season are arriving at Chile West. It’s our third season operating in Chile, and we’re really happy to be back at it.
From now through the end of April, we’ll be hosting anglers on a super cool trip through Chilean Patagonia, sampling some of the best trout fishing in the world. We’ll be catching browns, rainbows, brookies and king salmon just for good measure, and we’ll be taking in the culture and the incredible scenery along the way.
There’s still plenty of time to get that trip put together…
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Fish that are not terribly long but pretty darned fat tend to be healthy. They’ve got so much to eat that their bellies and shoulders swell before their spine has a chance to catch up.
You’ve heard from us before that our fisheries in Chile pump out some really porky fish. Here’s another example, if you need it – not that long, plenty fat and without a doubt, healthy.
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We’re not all about the numbers when it comes to measuring the success of a fishing day…but every once in a while it’s nice to know for sure.
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Early in our Research and Development program in Southern Chile, one of our guides, Garrett Sullivan, caught this exceptional fish.
We took some shots and released it, thinking “man, that was an awesome brown”.
When we got home, we sent some pictures around to a bunch of folks, and maybe half of them responded saying “great fish, but that’s not a brown – that’s clearly an Atlantic salmon.”
Over the past couple of years we’ve had a lot of people weigh in on the topic, and opinions seem to be pretty split. We’ve also thought in the past about running polls on our blog, so we figured now’s the time – we’ll let the collective wisdom of the internet identify this fish!
[poll id=”2″]Note: if you’re reading this in a newsletter or a reader, just click here to go to our web site and vote in the poll.
Thanks for weighing in! Feel free to leave a comment below letting us know why you voted the way you voted.
P. S. Yes, we considered the R&D program on that river to be successful, and yes, we fish that river at Chile West whenever we can.
P.P.S. If you’d like to chase exceptional fish like this around Southern Chile, drop us a line – we’d love to have you.