Video spotlight

Video spotlight: Strobel Xtreme

Forgive the overpowering soundtrack and the gratuitous use of the GoPro. Focus on the fish.

I’ve had the good luck to visit Patagonia a couple of times and fish both lakes and rivers for plus-size trout. But these rainbows from Strobel Lake in Argentina are … unbelievable. Notice how the anglers are essentially tossing large streamers off the edge of a drop-off, and that the fish seem to be pretty keen on anything pulled with regularity toward the bank.

Lake fishing isn’t my forte. Nor do I particularly enjoy it, particularly when you have hustle around the waterscape to find fish. But this lake, with it’s obvious structure, might just get me to change my mind.

See what you think.

— Chris Hunt