middle PATAGONIA, Los Lagos Region, Chile
Martín Pescador has a well-earned reputation for guiding anglers to a multitude of highly sought-after trout. The seven-day program is split between two distinct lodges, with a seamless midweek transfer day that’s handled—luggage and all—by their team. The two locations allow you access to two separate watersheds, where your chance to land large rainbows, browns, sea-run browns, and the occasional salmon and brook trout is nonstop, and lifetime catches of 23+ inches are frequently a weekly occurrence. An extensive fleet of boats and vehicles places anglers on Patagonia’s most wild, untouched stretches, where casting big streamers, sight-casting to cruising rainbows, and throwing dry flies make for action-packed days. Combine the diversity of water, notorious wild trout, and an angling program that leaves no stretch unexplored, and you’ve got a truly unique Patagonian angling experience.
The 7-day itinerary begins and ends on a Saturday, with half of the experience based out of Martín Pescador’s northernmost lodge, Rio Yelcho. Set on a beautiful bend of the Río Yelcho, the lodge’s cozy cabins each include en suite bathrooms, wood burning stoves, and decks with striking views of the pristine water and nearby glaciers. Anglers can depart directly by boat to access the Río Yelcho and Lago Yelcho, with additional proximity to Río Futaleufú.
The other portion of your trip will be experienced from Rio Rosselot Lodge, another riverfront lodge situated further south that delivers entirely new angling opportunities. This spacious, beautifully crafted lodge blends traditional aesthetics with contemporary architecture and offers immaculate views from wraparound decks. Here you’ll enjoy immediate access to Río Rosselot, Río Figueroa and Río Pico, in addition to a myriad of smaller rivers and lakes.
Two strategically located lodges put guests at the heart of an extensive assortment of fisheries, including Río and Lago Yelcho, Río Futaleufú, Río and Lago Rosselot, Río Figueroa, Río Pico, and others that are too numerous to list, while jet boats, rafts, catarafts, and hybrid power drifters deliver never-repeated days. Martín Pescador Lodge was designed to up the ante on anyone’s idea of a great day on the water, with a view and a Pisco sour to top it all off.
Rio Yelcho Lodge
- Five private cabins configured for twin or king beds with en suite bathrooms, wood burning stoves, and outdoor decks
- A main lodge, the central gathering space where meals and cocktails are served, with a deck offering stunning glacier and river views
Rio Rosselot Lodge
- Five double rooms configured for twin or king beds with en suite bathrooms and river views
- Terrace seating on wraparound deck with breathtaking views of the Melimoyu Volcano and neighboring valley farms
- Ample living room with comfortable couches, wood burning stove, and fully stocked bar
- Hot tub
- Outdoor Fire Pit
Decades of Experience
Big Sky Anglers co-owner, Jonathan Heames has spent two decades living, working, guiding, and fishing the waters of Chilean Patagonia. His thoughtful approach to angling is as evident in Chile as it is at home on the Railroad Ranch, and his knowledge is second to none.
More recently, BSA's own guide staff member, Miles Marquez has been guiding for Martin Pescador deepening the connection between Big Sky Anglers and this special part of Patagonia.