End of Season 2014
The 2014 season at Pira Lodge started on the right track, with incredible summer weather and great dorado fishing. As those first days progressed into weeks and then months, temperatures dropped and the fishing changed.
We caught fewer dorado but we continued to find larger specimens, up to 15+ pounds, using sinking lines and big black flies in the deep waters of Corrientes River.
Fishing in the marsh, on the other hand, was ok. Guests caught fewer big dorado, but the eats were visual, aggressive, and consistent through the early season.
During the last month of summer, storms rolled in—unleashing a mix of rain and wind and lightning that made fishing… interesting. Water temperatures dropped several degrees and the fish just closed their mouths. Following the deluge, the river and its myriad channels rose. Large lagoons were created and the fish spread throughout the system, making them increasingly difficult to pinpoint.
Of course when we found them, good fishing ensued.
Overall, it was an excellent season with more ups than downs. Clients left with big smiles and rarely empty-handed. In addition to encounters with powerful dorado, the Ibera Marshlands and its lush vegetation and abundant wildlife can have an infectious effect on us all. This awesome place, our great guests and, of course, the world-class dorado fishing make for a truly remarkable experience.
For now, we say goodbye to the season feeling both content and thankful. And we look forward to fishing with you again next year.
TOTAL FISH CAUGHT BETWEEN 2/1 and 26/3: 697 DORADOS.
TOTAL FISH OVER 15 LBS: 36
Pirá Lodge Fishing Manager