Fishing in the North
In this region it is possible to fish trout and goldfish at its countless streams, many of them at more than 4.000 m. above sea level, surrounded by mountains ranging the 5.500 m. with permanent snow at their peaks.
The low valleys have basins with many rivers and streams, with big neo-tropical fish like surubí and common carpa. The high valleys have salmon varieties.
Many of these water courses also have trout and goldfish, in some cases in the same river. A similar situation can be found at the Cabra Corral Dam, which gives origin to the Juramento River, with trout colonies; but when the river gets warmer the fish fauna changes. Among the sport value fishes, rainbow trout - quite a small variety - was introduced in many of the Andes Rivers, in the Calchaquies Valleys region.
Trout can also be found in the Atacama plateau, in the interior of the Galán Volcano, at the greatest crater of the planet. Larger size trouts can be found at the rivers Juramento, Lipeo, Pescado and Las Piedras. Goldfish and surubi can be found at the rivers Juramento, Bermejo, Grande del Tarija, and Dorado and at the dam of Termas de Río Hondo. There are other species like manguruyú (or robal), pacú, white catfish, dientudos, bogas and shads. Most reservoirs have plenty tarariras and kingfish and in Jujuy, there are tilapias.
Apart from the above, other fishing centers are: Los Quiroga, Figueroa and Báez dams in Santiago del Estero. On the Dulce River shores, Sumamao, Puente de la Dormida, Atamisqui and los Telares are remarkable fishing towns. On the Salado, fishing can be practiced between its km 0 to 4. At the marshes of these two rivers the following species can be found: goldfish, shad, catfish, boga and others.