Spring Chinook Salmon

As we noticed an incredible increase in the number of salmon on our rivers, we have started studying their behavior. We now know their holding pools and the best way to catch them. November and December are the best months to run into real beautiful fresh “chromers”. For this season we like to extend our exploration and offer a special “Spring Chinook” program. 

While today other species, Coho and Atlantic salmon, have also been introduced through the Chilean aquaculture industry, we are only focusing on Chinook Salmon. The Chinook were from a strain known as Spring Chinook, or “Springers”. These salmon were introduced to Chile from the Kalama and Cowlitz rivers, both tributaries to the Columbia River, in the 70s. These Springers are highly prized for their fatty and oily flesh for they will stay in the river and not spawn until fall as a normal Chinook. They are tough and strong and usually weigh 12-16 lbs. with a large one being in the 20 lbs. range. On the Río Palena we have caught fish up to 41 lbs and averaging around 26 lbs. They seem to do very well in Chilean waters.

This 7 or 10 days exploratory program can be combined with 2 or 3 days of fly fishing for trout to maximum enjoy the diversity of our fishing. Selected dates: December 2 to 12 and 12 to 22, 2017.

Please contact us for more information and availability.

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