Target Species: Rainbows and brown trout
Season: November – April
Major Fisheries: Malleo, Chimehuin, Collon Cura, Filo Hua Hum, Limay, Alumine, Traful
Non-Angling Area Activities: Hiking, horseback riding, birdwatching, high-end resorts, art gallery tours
Closest Major Air Hubs: San Martin de los Andes (CPC) and Bariloche (BRC)
In many regards, the San Martin and Junin de los Andes area of Northern Patagonia is the region that put Argentina on the map for world class trout fishing. With its wide-open mountainous terrain, dry temperate climate, consistent aquatic insect hatches, and a huge variety of available trout waters, this area reminds anglers more of Montana than any other fishing region in Argentina. Nearly all of this region lies within Argentina’s beautiful Neuquen Province – an area consisting of numerous glacial lakes, an abundance of freestone rivers, snow-studded volcanoes, and dense forests.