The fishing itinerary for our Trout Bum Jurassic program is kept flexible in many ways, but built on a foundation of reliable waters that are far more numerous than can be covered in a week. Groups that want to step off the edges of the map though onto new waters we haven't yet dug our fingers into are always welcome to help us continue to explore; there's more of that water than we'll be able to cover over the next ten seasons.
One of the things that sets this program apart from any other on Jurassic lake is the use of boats – and this is a game changer. In the lake itself there often seems to be a direct relationship between the distance an angler can cast and the size of fish that angler is hooking. Within thirty feet there are always plenty of fish up to ten pounds. Sixty feet gets you into the teens. But the fish over twenty pounds almost always seem to be ninety or more feet from shore. Jump in a raft, and suddenly you’re casting towards shore at those fish and as close to them as you might need to get. We can’t put the boats in every day and have to be selective with relation to wind, but most of the time we can do it and it allows our Bum guests the absolute best view of the lake, facing in!
Jurassic Lake Lodge went through an extensive renovation in 2016, resulting in ten fully furnished and very comfortable double occupancy rooms each with its own private bathroom and shower, plus a main house with spacious living and dining settings overlooking the lake. Satellite television, satellite WiFi and telephone are all available 24 hours a day, with power provided by an ecologically friendly solar panel installation right there on the property.
Food on the Trout Bum Jurassic program is standard lodge fare, prepared by our chef and kitchen team. From traditional Argentine asados to mixed international cuisine, the menu is varied, and beautifully presented.
In addition to the table fare a fully stocked wine cellar featuring the best regional selections and Malbecs combines with a Scotch Whiskey collection at the bar that would be the envy of any aficionado.
Flights for this package arrive and depart from Calafate, Argentina (airport code FTE), and the rates are all inclusive from the time of your pickup at the airport to the time of your drop off for the flight home. You will most likely arrive first in Argentina by landing at Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE) and will then need to board a ground transfer (bus or cab of approx 45 minutes drive across the city) to Buenos Aires Domestic Airport (AEP) for your flight down to Patagonia. Several reliable ground transport services are available including Manuel Tienda Leon, which runs both buses and private cars between airports with departures approximately every thirty minutes (+/- $15 US dollars for bus, or +/-$35 for private car). You will likely see their ticket counter upon exiting the baggage claim area; if not, then just ask any airport employee and they will point you in the right direction. Independent taxis parked at the curb without reception-desk representation are not reliable and should not be used.
Our staff will then meet you just outside baggage claim at the airport in Calafate, and all of your transportation will be provided from that point on until you are dropped off at the airport again for your return flights home.
Always remember, our services are provided absolutely free; booking a trip through Hemispheres Unlimited WILL NEVER COST YOU A SINGLE PENNY MORE than booking it directly with the lodge or outfitter, but does reap the benefits of our extensive experience with that destination, as well as our ongoing support services available to you at any time prior to, during, or even after your trip.
Our Trout Bum Jurassic program is open every year from October 1st through June 1st. Package rates (quoted in US dollars) are per person double occupancy.
Full Week Program Rate with Seven Nights / Six Full Days of Fishing - (2024 rates soon to be announced)
Standard week long programs run Saturday to Saturday, but custom itineraries are possible.
Included in package rates: Accommodations and meals, wine/beer/alcohol, guided fishing, ground transfer into/out of Calafate, and fishing license.
Not included in package rates: International and domestic airfare, hotels/meals/transfers in Buenos Aires and Calafate if needed, fishing equipment, laundry, staff and guide gratuities.