Chile Part 1
Host Cody Herman is used to catching Chinook Salmon in the Columbia river system at 45° north, but here he travels 6,000 miles to Puerto Montt, Chile, at 45° south, hoping to find a similar strain of the fish. He's not disappointed as a large number of Chinooks were 'planted' in the 1970's and 80's and have thrived ever since. He starts on the estuary of the river Petrohué, which has a tidal drop of 18 feet and he's trolling spoons and lures. Also in the team is Gary Loomis, founder of the rod manufacturing company and they're in for a treat, as there are some magnificent fish to be caught.