Post By: bharper Posted: 11/22/2017 8:07:29 PMPoints: 208
I started the day off fishing below the Reservoir where I hooked a BIG BOW easily upper 20 inches and 8+ lbs.I hooked it in the current it darted to my right wrapping my line around a rock and a hanging tree limb.I worked the fish out and back it went into the current and snapped my line.The rock and limb must have put a nick in my line because the fish was hooked good!First picture shows the rock and limb.I was on the other side to the right from where I took the picture.Bummed that I lost a trophy Bow I went up and fished the Reservoir where I hooked this consolation prize 19 3/4" Brown around 3 LBS.
Thank you! Yeah it was pretty low only got a few decent fish 14”-16” after losing the Biggin’! I had a great day there last year day before Thanksgiving .I only caught five but landed a 4. & 5 lb Bow and 3 lb Brown.So when I hooked the big one today my expectations went thru the roof for about 10 or so seconds! Oh well I still had a good time today!
Thanks,last year was my best year fishing for Trout.Besides the 3 Trophy Bows I landed 4 Trophy Snake River Cutts all on the same river.So losing yesterday’s Bow was disappointing but still have last years fish to fall back on!
Reply by: bharper Posted: 11/27/2017 10:26:36 AM Points: 208
Thanks! Yes,I had a bigger Brown that had a body like a Bass but was definitely a Brown follow my in X-Rap several times but wouldn’t commit.When I hooked a smaller fish around where that bigger Brown was it would freak out aggressively! I think they might have been guardind nests around rocky shoreline and feeding in some cases because I had one miss my X-Rap cn the surface near the shoreline!
I have a 6’6” light action spinning rod with 6lb Sufix Seige using 1/4 oz Marabou Hair Jigs.The two in the picture have been the best producers.The Black/Olive Marabou got me my two biggest Bows,Black/Golden Brown has got me a 4lb Bow and is the best overall numbers wise producer.I’ve gotten one trophy Bow on the Jerkbait and is what I use mostly.
I think the Black/Golden Brown also imitates a Crawdad in around the rocks and current. In shallower spots and in the current I swing my rod tip back around the 10 o’clock position in a sweeping motion.
Thanks,the Gunny is my favorite Colorado River! That’s a giant! I’ve seen another Brown that was 32”+ and super chunky! It kinda looked like a Laker it was so fat like the one in the picture! Thanks for sharing!