Yan Kee Way Lodge is located on the lake shore of Lago Llanquihue (pronounced Yan-Kee-Way), at the southern end of the Chilean Lake District.
Yan Kee Way lodge is nearby the salt-water estuaries of the Rio Petrohue, Rio Puelo and the Rio Maullin, to mention but a few of the better known of these fisheries in the immediate area. In the last five years the Spring Salmon run has been increasing to the point that we are now offering Salmon fishing to our clients. Some have caught Kings in excess of 60 lbs. on our home river, and we know for sure that there any many much larger fish still to be caught!
These days our fishing is focused on the incredible salmon fishing available to us on the ocean and in the estuary. We have discovered a winning formula for giving our customers the biggest chances of getting into some of the largest salmon on the planet. As you can see from the photographs on this page, which have been collected over a couple of recent years, the chances of catching not just one, but several fish of a lifetime are extremely high. The salmon that are caught are returned safely to the water, so that you can come back and try to catch them again and again!
Yan Kee Way lodge is also very close to the sea. With ready accessibility to estuary fisheries, we offer opportunities to fish for very large silver, Atlantic and king salmon. King salmon exceeding 50 pounds ply these waters. A further bonus of our estuary fishery is the assurance that you will have additional fishable waters should unseasonable rains put some of our local rivers out of shape. While we focus primarily on fly-fishing, we also satisfy customers who desire to pursue this abundant salmon resource beyond the estuaries. Our professional Pacific Northwest and Alaskan guides will escort you on a traditional salmon fishing expedition on the salt chuck.
Estuaries — where fresh waters engage the salt — are home to fine salmon. They eat their breakfast, lunch and dinner in the sea. Incoming tides carry them to the rivers for their dessert.
Fishing Season: Their freshwater season runs from November to May, with peak salmon fishing from February to April. Saltwater fishing is available year-round.
We differentiate between resident and migratory salmonoids as we have a large population of them which have made the 320 square mile Lago Llanquihue (yan-kee-way) their year-round home. As a result, we do not rely on migratory seasons to fish for them. Migratory salmonoids return to our river systems to spawn as shown below. They may also be taken as an incidental catch in lakes such as Rosselot, as they pass from one river system to the next.
More than fishing
Once you get settled in, you may wonder why you would even want to venture off the grounds. If you can drag yourself away, there are plenty of activities that await you: fishing, horseback riding, rafting, biking, trekking, boating, sightseeing and shopping, to name just a few.
EXAMPLE PRICING – subject to change by operator:
PRICING: The BEST Expedition 7-day Package is $1,500 per person per fishing day with the arrival and departure day services, food and lodging at no additional daily charge.
Total cost of the BEST Expedition Package is $7,500 USD per person double occupancy. 6-nights and 5-days guided fishing – $6,000.00 per person