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Offline Duneman101

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Berry Blast
« on: January 03, 2012, 10:35:02 AM »
Hit Strawberry Res yesterday for some slimer action...  it was good times, all were returned to the briney deep for more adventures.  Left home at 4:30 am arrived about 6:30 am with a temp of 3deg i wasn't all that motivated, but we went out anyways.  set up shallow to start the morning off, punched a hole marked fish and sat for 3 hours trying everything in the tackle box with no willing participants.  so we were bold and moved out to the deep 31ft of water, no one was out there and there were no signs of holes anywhere, dropped trout magnets in black, yellow, orange and pink...  orange and pink started hitting, with two poles we were pretty busy letting the 16 inch cutts go, so i switched over to a big ass cutterbug on one pole and before it hit the dirt, BAM it was a fight from hell, on 4lb test i didn't wanna push my luck but this guy kept running on me, i got him to the hole and he ran again, this time he was peeling the drag so hard and fast i looked down to see my spool was nearly empty to i took the risk of tightening it down a bit and slowed him just enough to turn the battle, he would get to the hole and run and run, took 11 minutes to land him, it was just a fatass 17 inch rainbow, but probably the most epic ice battle i've ever had the opportunity to fight.

he was wide, i should have taken a better pic to show the girth..


later i kept seeing these little specs on my finder right on the bottom, thinking they were bottom hugging fish i dropped both baits to the ground and kept getting these nibbles, but couldn't hook up.  finally i brought my line in to check the bait figuring it was gon.  nope just being mangle by a cryfish, i was surprised he held on all the way to the hole.


I have a bunch of other pics of 16-18 inch cuts like these...  i won't bore you all with them.

« Last Edit: January 03, 2012, 11:09:35 AM by Duneman101 »
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Re: Berry Blast
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012, 11:09:21 AM »
Congrats on the fish Dune!  O0   You should have kept some, just for a meal.
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Re: Berry Blast
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2012, 03:11:34 PM »
Congrats on the fish Dune!  O0   You should have kept some, just for a meal.

I almost kept the fat rainbow, but i wasn't sure if i'd be able to get to it within a day or two and i will only eat trout if it is right out of the water pretty much.
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Re: Berry Blast
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012, 07:56:57 AM »
  O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 Nice going, Dune!

The best fishing I ever has was at Strawberry. If I ever get back to Utah, my first fishing spot will be Strawberry!

The last place I fished in Utah was Fish Lake, absolutely no comparison to Strawberry.

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Re: Berry Blast
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2012, 11:16:46 AM »
The last place I fished in Utah was Fish Lake, absolutely no comparison to Strawberry.

Fish lake has some monster splake and lakers, but not near the population of fish.
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Re: Berry Blast
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2012, 06:36:53 PM »
 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
To you gutless cowards and scumbags, who are trying to lie and rewrite history. To those out to commit genocide on the Southern people with your destruction of Confederate monuments and your attacks on Southern heritage and pride. Be happy for now. Because someday when that civil war you wanted starts. I will find you. And I will kill you.

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Re: Berry Blast
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 11:46:13 PM »
The cutties at Strawberry have a 15-21/22" slot so lots of fish are caught within that range. It would be more fun if those nearly dormant cutts  fought better. I sear sometimes I thought I had a stick snagged. The perch at Pineview Res though put up a some fun. O0

I picked up that Lowrance I was telling you about, Dune. It's in pretty good condition and can't wait to give it a go this weekend. O0
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Re: Berry Blast
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2012, 09:05:36 AM »
I sear sometimes I thought I had a stick snagged.

Huh?  :?
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Re: Berry Blast
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2012, 10:42:09 AM »
The cutties at Strawberry have a 15-21/22" slot so lots of fish are caught within that range. It would be more fun if those nearly dormant cutts  fought better. I sear sometimes I thought I had a stick snagged. The perch at Pineview Res though put up a some fun. O0

I picked up that Lowrance I was telling you about, Dune. It's in pretty good condition and can't wait to give it a go this weekend. O0

Yeah i'll take a fighting rainbow any day over a cutthrout, even though the cuts tend to be bigger they just don't put up a fight. 
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Re: Berry Blast
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2012, 12:49:23 PM »

Huh?  :?

Like Dune elaborated, the Cutts have almost NO fight in them so it's like bringing a stick to the surface. You have mass but no spirit.
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