Robalo! The Other White Meat

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More from Argentina ... Hard as it is to shift attention from the giant sea-run trout, guides Nicolas and Alex Trochine have tuned us into this fish they call robalo. There are about 70 different species referred to as robalo throughout Latin America, by my recollection. I have never seen this one though. Kind of a mutant redfish-meets ling cod-meets rockfish. But they pull very hard and run as large as 20 pounds. Best of all they eagerly eat flies, like small green woolly buggers. We caught seven yesterday at the rivermouth ... then went upstream and nailed a 17-pound brown as night fell. Buena vida.

Deeter (with guide Alex Trochine)