Let’s begin with some facts: Jurassic Lake, meaning River Camp at the bay at the outlet of Barancuso river, is probably the greatest wild Rainbow fishery in the world. After several exploratory trips in 2006, running full programs from November 2007 to April 2011, we are very confident that a visit to Jurassic Lake will change anything you thought you knew about rainbow trout and you will leave with memories that will last a lifetime. In fact, it’s the only place we have ever heard of where guests have literally fainted from catching too many fish! At least a handful of visits to the gym before take off will definitely be to your advantage.
The lake is nothing else than a biological sensation and contains millions upon millions of fresh water shrimp (krill, scuds). The fish grow to huge sizes from only eating protein-rich shrimp year around. This is simply the most Omega 3 fat fish you have ever seen. Yes, it’s possible to eat and taste a few fish during the stay and prepared by our private chef they taste absolutely delicious! We have also seen that the rainbows are making their way into the small stream (the only stream in the lake) to spawn almost every month of the year, as long as there is enough river in the water. All we can gather is that the vast numbers of rainbows has created its own ecological system and its unending food source has pushed these fish to year around spawners, depending on water level in the only small stream that feeds the lake by the Solid River Camp.
Longest fish so far – a 120cm monster!
Arriving at Jurassic Lake you will quickly realize just how far removed you are from the real world, as the shear vastness of this secluded country is beyond belief. The large lake is roughly 20 km by 15km, situated approximately 1000m over sea level, and looks more like a saltwater body of water with its crystal clear blue water and channels, corals and shelves.
Our first exploratory trip had us casting into this huge body of water with little to no expectations. However, after several hook ups with just as many broken leaders we quickly realized there was something strange going on here. These huge fish are much, much more then just abnormally large, as they are pound for pound one of the strongest fish we have ever seen. The blood curdling runs are only interrupted by jumps that often involve leaps far above your head. Do not put your hands anywhere near your reel handle, as you will surely loose some skin or even break a finger or two.
Tight lines / Christer