Our Fishing Program
Unique Local and Cultural 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, two World Class locations often provide us with our most memorable experiences.
Chilean local Cuisine
Our guests will be treated to an incredible menu featuring several mainstays of Chilean cuisine which feature incredible South Pacific seafood, authentic Patagonian asado (lamb), beef and pasta. Many of the ingredients are grown on-site. The meal will be paired with great 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 as 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 evenings to allow the guests 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. La Cabaña Fishing Lodge will provide a local cultural culinary experience unique to Patagonia.
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 two of the best fishing locations Patagonia has to offer. During your stay at La Cabaña, you will 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 on the client’s desires and expectations for the week. Occasionally weather plays a role in our selection of fishing locations.
A typical day of fishing at La Cabaña might look something like this: Breakfast 8am, fishing one of the many venues, shore lunch, fishing again until near dark followed by dinner 830pm.
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, droppers and/or streamers
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, Many times 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. These are typically found near the inlet and outlets of streams and rivers in the Lake. (Lago Yelcho, 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 in Chaiten
HOW TO GET TO THE LODGE
After arriving to Santiago guests will 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 will 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). 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 minute flight and you will arrive to Nueva Chaitén Airport. Our staff will be there to take you to the lodge after a 1 hour and 45 minutes drive. At the lodge you will be greeted 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 Northern Patagonia is similar to the Pacific Northwest, in terms of weather and climate. During the day temperatures can reach mid-eighties but in the night temperatures are always cool and comfortable. Rainy days are always present in the summer.
GUIDES Our lead guide Tyler Romig is originally from Alaska. He comes to us with over 20 years of guiding experience. Included are a group of local guides that were born and raised in this magical place. They have local fishing and cultural knowledge.
RATES, PACKAGE AND DETAILS
2023-2024 Rates: US$4,500 per person for 6 days/7 night package (Friday to Friday) Fishing venues include: The Yelcho Lake, Yelcho river, Futaleufú River, Palena River, secret lagoons and 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. Upon booking a terminal tacke list, a gear and packing list wil be forwarded to clients
Species: Brown trout, rainbow trout, brook trout and King salmon (duringspawning season)
Season: November to April
“La Cabana Fishing Lodge is beautifully situated, with views of the Andes and Lago Yelcho. The fishing is world class. The fishing is really fun, too, as you sidle up to the lakeshore and toss your fly as close to the juncos (reeds) as you dare. The takes are electric. We caught rainbows, browns and even the occasional brookie. Benjamin is a gracious, kind and accommodating host. The lodge specializes in locally sourced food, part of their efforts to introduce guests to the region’s many charms. I strongly recommend La Cabana Fishing Lodge, and I can’t wait to go back!”
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