We have developed this Caterina River Salmon Fishing tour as either an extension to our Sea Trout fishing packages or as a dedicated King Salmon Fishing package. In this lonely place of the Andes, King Salmon have developed a healthy population, that continues to grow every year due to low fishing pressure and not having many predators.
Every year Chinook Salmon go up the Caterina River from the Atlantic Ocean, crossing the whole Santa Cruz river and then the Argentinian Lake (the biggest in the country) to arrive to these waters. This journey ensures that only the strongest fish arrive at this destination and over the years the strain of these fish have produced some of the toughest Kings / Chinook to be found anywhere in the world.
The Caterina River is 8km long and fed by glaciers and smaller creeks. It is surrounded by the most amazing scenery. In these glacial waters, the Kings are very aggressive. By arriving at their spawning grounds, the fish have become very territorial producing amazing takes followed by arm busting flights.
It’s not uncommon to land your fish a long way down the Caterina River from where you hooked it. The Caterina River has lots of areas and pools to fish, giving everyone plenty of room to fish and swing flies. So far we have experienced Kings caught up to 50lbs. However, as the fishing is still relativity new, no one knows what size these fish are growing up to.
Our Caterina River Salmon Fishing trips are available as either full weeks or half weeks, this makes them ideal to add on to any of our other Argentinian packages.
If you have any questions on the fishing trips we offer then contact us in the office, our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.