Glacier King program, run by Solid Adventures and Tres Amigos Outfitters, is located in the heart of Glacier National Park in Argentinian Patagonia. This season we experienced the unforgettable. All the records were broken. Rogerio Audbert from Brazil got a massive king salmon 135 cm (53 inches) long and 90cm (35 inches) around. Under the close instruction and guidance of guide Cristian, Rogerio learned how to cast a double-handed rod and swing the legendary pools and runs of the national park. After a 30 minute fight, the battle was won. We made sure to keep the beast in the water at all time to protect him after such a long fight.
Right before this fish was landed, another 38-kilo (83 lbs) King was landed downstream by another fisherman!
Will this enormous water system continue to produce world record kings that are feeding right now in the Atlantic Ocean? Or will the dams along the Santa Cruz River kill their chances in the near future?
Read more about the proposed dams in Argentina here!
Check out the rest of the massive fish caught in Argentina this season on Instagram on @unapatagon1a, @solidadventures, @tresamigosoutfitters, @alvaroscotty, @estanciacristina, and @patagoniaflyfish!