Huge Dorados at Northern Argentina

If you are wondering where the best Dorados are, you should definitely keep on reading this and start planning your next fishing trip to Argentina!

Last week, we had the visit of Mitchell Glass, an experienced angler who wanted to fish for huge Dorados in Northern Argentina. 

Our guest stayed at Don Joaquin Lodge, in Corrientes, Argentina. 

He arrived on August 13th, at night. He came from his duck hunting in Las Rosas, Buenos Aires, where he had a great shooting with his team. 

On the 14th, he woke up early in the morning and we went to the river to begin this adventure. It was a windy day. Northest wind was high but we found good spots to shelter and where there were many Dorados. That day we fished in Parana river, El Delta and Corrientes river. The best place was undoubtely the Parana river. We had more than 15 bites there. 

If it is the first time you fly fish Dorados, first you need to figure out how to catch them. They are fierce animals! They are quite different from Trouts. A tight line presentation is an absolute must. It’s important that the fly moves in a lifelike manner as soon as the fish sees it. The strike comes fast and a dead drifting fly means a lost chance. When the strike comes, don’t even think about trout setting. A firm strip-set is the only way to hook these beasts.

At the end of the day, Mitchell was already acquainted with this technique, and he got 6 fish, all weighting between 2.5 pounds and 7 pounds. It was a great day! 

The second day we saw there were many Dorados in the Parana river. However, not all of them bite the flies! Most were biting breams. Even though the morning was challenging, 5 Dorados bit our flies and Mitchell could catch 3 of them! 

In the afternoon, Mitchell decided to take a horseback riding in the field. He could enjoy the beauty of Corrientes, and a wonderful sunset!

He had a blast, just as we did with him.

He promised to come back soon, and we will be waiting for him! 




Pointer Fly Fishing


Ramon Solanet

Fishing Guide


Edited by Julieta Romero Díaz

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