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If you want to start fishing in or learn more about the mountain range coveted species, here's a guide to them. And know why they take away sleeping hours of fishing fans worldwide.

Brook Trout: If you see a fish with a white border followed by a black stripe on its fins you are watching one of the fishes most sought after by sport fishermen from around the world. Is the smaller salmonid, but its beauty, greed and meat quality makes this species highly appreciated that also has red spots on its flanks surrounded by a blue halo. It prefers well-oxygenated cold waters.

Brown Trout: Is the largest, and therefore the most sought after. It lives in inaccessible places, and when it is accessed, it is hard to deceive. His black spots surrounded by a clear halo differentiates them from other trout. Juveniles have reddish or orange fin.

Rainbow Trout: It can be found in almost all lakes and rivers of Neuquén. Fishermen appreciate their combativeness and size, which can exceed 10 kg. In lake environments. It differs from other members of salmonids by a longitudinal red band extending from the sides of its body.

Locked salmon: Won its name to switch in freshwater and salt water when living next to the sea. It is the most sport valuable species in Neuquén. Although it was introduced in various settings at the beginning of the century, today you can find a few in Lake Traful and river and lake Curruhue. Except for the smaller mouth, is very similar to brown trout.

Perch: The only that has not been introduced by man in Neuquen. Although it is not highly sought after because it offers little resistance, its tasty meat is highly valued. There are three perch species in the province: smallmouth perch, bigmouth perch and thorny perch, which are not always easy to identify.

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