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Hiawassee, Georgia 30546

Phone: (706) 896-1403
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From $4,400
per person, double occupancy

6 days/5 nights
4 days fishing

plus airfare

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Tailwater Fishing for Trophy Dorado
The dorado or the golden fish is, without a doubt, one of Argentina's most renown native fish. Its sporting qualities have reached far beyond our borders making it a catch of international value. Anglers from all over the world hold close the image of the acrobatic dorado jumping from the water like a gold bar reflecting the sun. Its original yellow-orange color is drawn from an aggressiveness that few fish can measure up to.

La Zona Dorado


International anglers consider the golden dorado to be one of the world's most powerful fresh water sportfish. It is in La Zona where the biggest fish of this species have been recorded. The Uruguay River is a tailwater below the large Salto Grande Reservoir. Fishing can be done year-round, except for a period in late October to mid November when the area is closed due to spawning.

Comfortable custom designed skiffs offer wide platforms for unobstructed casting from both the bow and stern. In addition to fly fishing, spin or baitcast angling is permitted using one barbless hook in the lures. Anglers may also find large sardinatas, lachas and chafalotes, all of which are excellent fighters.

Six anglers can fish at any one time inside the damn (two boats). Eight anglers can fish at any one time but time inside the damn must be shared with 1/2 day swaps.

6 days/5 nights
4 days fishing

(Call us for 2016 Season Rates)
6 days/5 nights/4 days fishing
Jan 01 - Apr 30: $6300 per person
May 01-31 and Sep 01.- Dec 31: $4400
Jun 01 - Aug 31.: $2750
(double occupancy) plus international airfare

Call for rates fishing three anglers per boat

Buenos Aires day room/transfers before/after fishing (if required)
$400 per person (double occupancy) based on four anglers
$550 per person (double occupancy) based on two anglers

50% additional

50% of trip cost. May be paid with check, credit card, certified check or money order. Final payments are typically due 60 days prior to departure.

Our in-house travel agency can help you make your flight arrangements. Note: airfares are subject to change and confirmed only at time of booking. Airline ticketing, refund, change and baggage restrictions may apply.


  • Domestic flights between Buenos Aires Airport and lodge
  • 5 nights lodge accomodation
  • All meals at lodge
  • 4 full days of guided fishing for Golden Dorado

International airfare to Buenos Aires, hotel day room and transfers, extra hotel nights, tips or gratuities, any items of personal nature, alcoholic beverages

Since most of your fishing is done on the tailwater, fishing can be year-round. However, the month of November is excluded for spawning.

Call us to confirm space availability or to request specific dates.

Fly into Buenos Aires, Argentina. Transfer to Aeroparque Airport to take domestic flight to Corrientes. Upon arrival you'll be transferred by ground to La Zona.

10 anglers

La Zona Lodge is a newly refurbished lodge on a ranch very close to the fishery. There are air conditioned double rooms. Included in the package are delicious home cooked meals, beverages, transfers to the fishery, expert guides and specially designed fly-fishing boats.

Chef-style cusine

(Subject to revision per flight schedules. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation)

Day 1 (Thursday): Arrival in Buenos Aires (EZE). Transfer to Aeroparque Airport. Commercial flight to Concordia 3:00 PM). Dinner and overnight La Zona Lodge.
Days 2-5 (Friday - Monday): Full fishing days at La Zona. Dinner and overnight La Zona Lodge.
Day 6 (Tuesday): Return commercial flight to Buenos Aires (11:00 AM). Transfer to international airport for flight home.

Day rooms and transfers or city tours can be arranged for your time in Buenos Aires.

A valid passport required for U.S. citizens. Tourist cards are provided on your international flight to Argentina. Passengers assume all responsibility for obtaining valid passports.

Sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. Note: health precautions are offered here as an informational service only. See your doctor or health clinic.

Spanish & some English

Daytime temperatures typically range from 60 to 90 degrees, depending on the season.
Spring (September - November)
Summer (December - March)
Fall (April - May)

We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover any losses should you have to cancel to due to unforeseen illness or other emergency. Certain restrictions do apply. Premium rates are typically about $65 per $1,000 of coverage, and usually include some benefits for lost baggage, trip interruption, and emergency evacuation. Forms for Travel Assure may be obtained by calling our office.

Our recommended packing list and other briefing materials will be furnished on receipt of your trip deposit and reservation form.

Information in Trip Details is subject to change without notice. FishQuest is not responsible for any unintentional omissions, or erroneous information which may be provided by the local operator. See our general Terms and Conditions statement. Information contained within this website is copyrighted by FishQuest and unauthorized use of photographs, graphics or text is prohibited by law.

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