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Headed out to the frigid waters on friday with a couple of friends.

Day one was a mess with only small cutts. After a day of bellyboating and hiking I missed a very nice cut/bow all we could see was the huge jumps and the bend in the rod. Dustin landed the first one of the day then Jeremie caught another 2 and Dustin caught one at the end of the day but all small with nothing of size.

 

Day two was unreal...The smallest fish was around 15-16" and was very productive till around noon then picked up again around dusk with the bulls and suckers being caught. 2 Bulls in a row and 2 ugly suckers in a row.

We all got some nice cutts and watched the cutts try and spawn but the cruisers definitely kept us waiting there. Dustin had a long fight with a big bully on a tiny chronie on 5x and went well into his backing going straight for the depths. Jeremie on the net and me on the cam it worked out awesome with some good pics!

 

The big cutts were fun and sure aggressive fighters. And boy do those bulls have power! Even the 16 incheers! We all had a blast. We happened to run into an old friend that was guiding out there (Maxwell R.) , we even caught a couple of bait fishers and waited for fish&game to show up!

 

*The most effective setups were a small olive or pink scud (imitating the abundance of mysis shrimp in that lake), underneath a yellow sallie or dark purple/ olive leech, with a quick release indicator about 8 feet up.

 

Day three was another let down with only small cutts being caught by Jeremie and I and Dustin got skunked. We hit the bow afterwards and the water was high and green with the goldens hatching today and yesterday. Spotted one rise tight to the grass but that was about it.

 

All in all a decent trip but it wouldn't have been better if the rainbow was landed, (snapped off on 4x)...Here is some pics an this is the vid --->

 

Can't wait to go out and do this again next weekend as we will be hitting up some pristine rivers!

Enjoy

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***New to the forum (First Post)***

 

Headed out to the frigid waters on friday with a couple of friends.

Day one was a mess with only small cutts. After a day of bellyboating and hiking I missed a very nice cut/bow all we could see was the huge jumps and the bend in the rod. Dustin landed the first one of the day then Jeremie caught another 2 and Dustin caught one at the end of the day but all small with nothing of size.

 

Day two was unreal...The smallest fish was around 15-16" and was very productive till around noon then picked up again around dusk with the bulls and suckers being caught. 2 Bulls in a row and 2 ugly suckers in a row.

We all got some nice cutts and watched the cutts try and spawn but the cruisers definitely kept us waiting there. Dustin had a long fight with a big bully on a tiny chronie on 5x and went well into his backing going straight for the depths. Jeremie on the net and me on the cam it worked out awesome with some good pics!

 

The big cutts were fun and sure aggressive fighters. And boy do those bulls have power! Even the 16 incheers! We all had a blast. We happened to run into an old friend that was guiding out there (Maxwell R.) , we even caught a couple of bait fishers and waited for fish&game to show up!

 

*The most effective setups were a small olive or pink scud (imitating the abundance of mysis shrimp in that lake), underneath a yellow sallie or dark purple/ olive leech, with a quick release indicator about 8 feet up.

 

Day three was another let down with only small cutts being caught by Jeremie and I and Dustin got skunked. We hit the bow afterwards and the water was high and green with the goldens hatching today and yesterday. Spotted one rise tight to the grass but that was about it.

 

All in all a decent trip but it wouldn't have been better if the rainbow was landed, (snapped off on 4x)...Here is some pics an this is the vid ---> http-~~-//www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ACzMzUtvLA&feature=youtu.be

 

Can't wait to go out and do this again next weekend as we will be hitting up some pristine rivers!

Enjoy

 

Hey Homewaters, welcome to the NLFT board. I am very happy to see fellows like yourself getting out there and having a great time. Thanks for sharing this great story of your trip and the wonderful video and pics.

 

Cheers,

 

Garhan

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