When fly fishing for dorado on the High Parana River in Argentina, the fishing day is as follows. At Refugio Amokañi breakfast is served around 6:00 AM and the clients generally are in the boats by 6:45 AM. The guide and his boat are waiting for you at the bottom of the stairs and you are often making your first cast within 3 to 5 minutes of leaving the beach.
You will be fishing the side channels of the upper sections of the High Parana, a location famous for the concentration of fish. Casting while drifting along the shore is the most common practice and you will mostly be fishing structure. Recently flats skiffs were introduced for poling the expansive sand flats of the main river channel.
You will return to the lodge for lunch, and if desired, a siesta. We are back on the river by 3:30 PM and fish until almost dark.
Amokañi is located in an area with great birding and wildlife. The howler monkeys will likely wake you up in the morning, and birders can have a full time job observing all of the species. Bird viewing is excellent right out your front door. You can also just relax on the veranda where the evening hors’deurves, wine, and beer are served.