PETROHUE OR MAULLIN RIVER MAULLIN RIVER
The Maullin River is the only drainage of Lake Llanquihue, the main watershed for the Chilean Andes in the region. It generally flows southwest approximately 50 miles from the outlet to the Pacific Ocean. Resident fish include Rainbow and Brown trout and Atlantic salmon. The Maullin consist of three distinct sections all requiring drift boat fishing. The banks are brush and tree lined making bank fishing difficult. Some sea-run Browns may be found in the lower section of the river. In the upper and middle sections of the Maullin river the rainbows, resident browns and atlantic. Occasional sea run fish can be found in the lower section. Fishing is done from drift boats, 1 guide per two fishermen.
The Vicente PÈrez Rosales National Park is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Chile and Petrohue is a large river that drains the Todos Los Santos lakes into the Pacific Ocean. This river is fished using drift boats and also wading along its many braids. Petrohue River is famous for its scenic beauty and very large Rainbow and Brown Trout including sea-runs .Beginning in January the Petrohue River becomes a spawning river for king and silver salmon. They run up to 50 or more inches and require 8-10 weight rods with adequate backing to land these fine fish. It's not easy to catch a king on the fly rod, but the opportunity exist daily. Fishing is done from drift boats, 1 guide per two fishermen.
You can be catching trout from 1 to 10 pounds on the same float trip. Suggest using 5-6-7 weight in trout areas. A depth charge, fast sinking line will be required for streamer fishing in Puerto Montt area. Fish don't seem to be leader shy when using the streamer patterns. Suggest 1X-2X adequate. Floating line and finer tippet will be needed if nymphing or dry fly action, hoppers, etc. are in season.
For sea run fish, kings can run to 20+ pounds, so heavier gear needed in the 8-9-10 weight range. Reliable disc drag large arbor suggested with appropriate sink tip to depth charge full sinking lines.
Full line of wading gear and various undergarments suggested as conditions can change hourly. A good rain coat is a must.
Flies ‚ Various styles and colors of streamers in size 6- 2x long, weighted and unweighted will work in most rivers and lakes. More precise information will be available with your guide. Flies are available at the Lodge.
It is very IMPORTANT that passengers are able to disembark by 0900hrs to be able to have sufficient time to go round the lake and be back on time!
Restrictions: No restrictions.