Our Fishing Program
Unique Local and culture Experience.
La Cabaña Fishing Lodge is perfectly situated at the center of the best Trout and Salmon fisheries in Northern Patagonia. Our bread-and-butter fishery is Lago Yelcho and Rio Futaleufu. Located just a 5-minute walk from the Lodge these 2 World Class locations often provide us with our most memorable experiences.
Chilean local Cuisine
Our guest will be treated to an incredible menu featuring several mainstays of Chilean cuisine which feature South Pacific incredible seafood, authentic Patagonian Asado (Lamb), Beef and Pasta. Many of the ingredients are grown on-site. Your meal will be paired with greats wines from Chile and Argentina which are consistently rated among the finest in the world. Locally brewed craft beer is also available. Your chef Elisa started this lodge with excellent home cooked food being the core of the guest’s lodge experience. During your stay at La Cabaña Fishing Lodge, we will incorporate an asado (barbecue) into one of the last evening to allow the guest to experience more of the Patagonian culture. Here you will have a chance to meet some of the locals and experience Patagonia in a more traditional sense. These are the things that have built La Cabaña Fishing Lodge into one of the finest lodge experiences that Patagonia has to offer.
Chilean Fly Fishing way
Chile is one of the best places for trout fishing in the world
Northern Patagonia is without question one of the premier fly fishing destinations in the world. The Futaleufú watershed stands out among the many amazing rivers and lakes that Chilean Patagonia and Argentina have to offer. La Cabaña Fishing lodge is perfectly located within .5 miles of the boca (mouth) of the Rio Futaleufú where it empties into Lago Yelcho. This puts us mere minutes away from 2 of the best fishing locations Patagonia has to offer. During your stay at La Cabaña, you have the chance to catch trophy Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout, and the native La Perca Trucha (very similar to a smallmouth bass) Other anadromous Salmonidae are present at times.
With the variety of different bodies of water at our disposal we stay flexible with our program. We decide where we are going to fish for the day based off of the client’s desires and expectations for the week, occasionally weather plays a role in our selection of fishing locations.
A typical week of fishing at La Cabaña fishing lodge might look something like this: Breakfast 8am, Shore lunch, Dinner 830pm everyday
Familiarization Day: Pickup from airport in Chaiten, settle into lodge, if schedule permits a half day fishing at Lago Yelcho.
Day 1: Lago Yelcho, we will spend the day fishing the reeds and structure near the lodge and where Rio Futaleufu empties into the lake. Dry fly, Streamer
Day 2: Rio Futaleufu, Depending upon the time of year and current conditions we will fish the lower 15 kilometers below the rapids or the upper end above the rapids near the Border with Argentina Dry Fly, Streamer, Dry dropper
Day 3: Rio Yelcho/Rio Palena, depending upon the time of year and the desires of the client we will choose between one these two rivers for our third day. Dry Fly, Streamer, Dry dropper
Day 4: Flex Day, oftentimes on our flex day we explore one or more of the smaller lesser-known streams or Lagunas the area has to offer.
Day 5: Lake Day, we will hunt for the biggest fish in the area. Typically found near the inlet and outlets of streams and rivers in the Lake. (Lago Rosselot, Lago Espolon)
Day 6: Last day of fishing, typically by this point the client has a strong understanding of the region and we will leave the final decision up to the client and guide.
Day 7: After breakfast we will Proceed to the Airport.
HOW TO GET TO THE LODGE
To get to The Lodge, after arriving to Santiago guests have to take a domestic fight to Puerto Montt City. At the exit of the terminal you will be met by a representative of La Cabaña Fishing Lodge that wil be holding a sign that will have your name and the lodge logo on it. Our representative will then take you by car 20 minutes to the Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas Hotel. (Included in the package). In the next morning our driver will pick you up at 9:00 A.M. and take you the small airport called La Paloma. You will board a Cesnna Grand Caravan for a 40 minutes and you will arrive to Nueva Chaitén Airport. Our staff Will be there to take you to the lodge after a 1.45 minutes Drive. At the lodge you will be accomodate by the owners Benjamin And Elisa.
You need a passport that does not expire within 6 months of your travel date to chile. There are no visas required for u.s citizens
CLIMATE Green Patagonia is similar to the Pacific Northwest, in terms of weather and climate. During the day temperatures can reach mid 80° but in the night temperatures are always cool an comfortable. Rainy days are always present in the summer.
GUIDES Our lead guide Tyler Romig originally from Alaska, after guiding over 20 years, will take you with our team of local guides from Patagonia, they were born and raised in this magical place. The been guiding and fishing all their life.
RATES, PACKAGE AND DETAILS
2023-2024 Rates: US$4,500 per person for 7 night/6 day package (Friday to Friday) The anglers would be able to fish the Yelcho Lake, Yelcho river, Futaleufú river, Palena river, secrets lagoons, and also we can include the Rosselot Lake.
Included: Accommodations and meals at the lodge, all drinks, guided fishing, fishing license and ground transportation to/from the Chaitén airport and 1 night lodging in Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas
Not Included: International and domestic airfare, fishing equipment and flies, gratuities, and laundry.
Species: Brown trout, rainbow trout, brook trout and King salmon (spawning season)
Season: November to April
If you would love to stay longer and fish more or maybe want to try other activities here we show the most famous and funniest activities you can add to the program. Please keep in mind that this are pro-rated activities.
Extra Day activity Rate
Fishing: USD 600
Rafting: USD 500
Horse Riding: USD 650
National Parks Hiking: USD 450
Each rate includes, lodging, all meals, drinks, ground transportation, rafting, fishing, horse riding or National Parks (Pumalin N.P. and Corcovado N.P.) hikes.
Rafting Rio Futaleufu
Hiking on National Parks
Patagonian Horse Riding