Monster nook on the fly in Argentina

jamisonace
I've heard they grow big there. That is an amazing fish.
 
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troutdude
jamisonace said:
I've heard they grow big there. That is an amazing fish.
Right? I've seen other videos in the past of Browns of the same size down there.
 
Shaun Solomon
…and no trash on the banks, and no high holders…

looking at the place, you expect to see Butch and Sundance go riding past.
 
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hobster
Wow! And yes, that water looks pristine and just beautiful surroundings
 
O. mykiss
Those salmon are from the lower Columbia, likely tules. Just think what our salmon could be like if they were allowed to feed in the ocean for 5-6 years without being netted by Alaskan gill netters…
 
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hobster
Best part of the video is when they release the fish. They are so excited to see that hog swim OFF, I love it
 
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O. mykiss said:
Those salmon are from the lower Columbia, likely tules. Just think what our salmon could be like if they were allowed to feed in the ocean for 5-6 years without being netted by Alaskan gill netters…
Really? From the Columbia run? In Argentina?
 
Socaaron
They grow some amazing fish down there for sure!
I remember watching Videos on YouTube put on by Loop and just drooling at the fishing. Conditions can be rough(super windy and choppy) but holy cow those fish slamming huge top water flies. Lake Strobel is on my bucket list if I ever get rich...Lol
Used to be a 10hr drive but now apparently if you have the money they'll fly you in....



https://www.jurassiclake.com/
 
Socaaron
troutdude said:
Really? From the Columbia run? In Argentina?
I rememeber reading about this many years ago. Originally brought down for Chilean and Argentine Aquaculture farms they had some escapements, they now are self sustaining supporting a healthy sport fishery. Here's an excerpt

"However, with the onset of the commercial salmon industry during the 1980s, salmon imports increased con- siderably. Chinook salmon from the Cowlitz River, a tributary of the lower Columbia River basin in Washington State, USA, and one stock derived from the Kalama River, also a tributary of the lower Columbia River basin from the University of Washington Hatchery, were introduced on several occasions for ocean ranching in the Chiloé area near Puerto Montt, Chile (Fig. 1a). From 1982From to 1988, male and female gametes from these returns along with Chinook eggs from the University of Washington were used to run a ranching program in the southern channels of Chile's XII Region (49°-56°S), first based at the Santa María (54°S), and later at the Prat (51°S) River (Fig. 1a). Following 1987, additional Chinook salmon from the Oregon coast, Puget Sound in Washington State, and the Vancouver area in British Columbia (Canada) were imported to the X Region (39°-44°S) for experimental net pen rearing. By 1991, Chilean aquaculture converted entirely to ocean net pens and was performed almost exclusively in northern localities along the X and XI Regions (44°-49°S), which imported and reared stocks derived from the Vancouver and Puget Sound areas."
 
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C_Run
Wow, if all those strains of fish escaped and hybridized in the wild, they must have a super strain of Chinook!
 
jamisonace
troutdude said:
Really? From the Columbia run? In Argentina?
Yeah, I was thinking these were introduced with PNW fish but couldn't remember for sure. These fish were news awhile back.
 
Shaun Solomon
The kings in New Zealand originated with stock from the Sacramento River.

It makes you wonder about the possibility of isolating genetic material for use in recovery programs in natal streams. 🤔
 
jamisonace
Shaun Solomon said:
The kings in New Zealand originated with stock from the Sacramento River.

It makes you wonder about the possibility of isolating genetic material for use in recovery programs in natal streams. 🤔

I might have been thinking of the New Zealand kings. You're right though....why can't we do the same thing here?
 
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I think you are correct about the South American kings originating with Oregon and Washington stocks. I seem to remember reading something to that effect at any rate.
 
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