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Lake: Vega Reservoir
Fish: Rainbow Trout

Late Evening of Fishing

Post By: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 11/12/2020 2:03:36 PM     Points: 42    
Pulled up to Vega this past Sunday for the evening bite...Sam and I slept in that day and also were feeling pretty lazy this resulted in us getting to the lake a little after 3PM. We caught 3 good size Rainbows and a good size Snake River Cutty...All 4 fish were BURSTING with minnows, surprised they even went for my lures. I also caught a crawfish by hooking it through it's claw when it pinched my softbait😂😂

We kept all 4 for dinner and did a "catch and cook" type video by cooking the trout in our firepit at home. We used two different sets of seasonings and did a taste test at the end. First set was really basic seasonings with lemon/thyme...The second set was this hawaiin lava salt mixture my older sister got my recently. Both were a win win😃 Hope you guys enjoy the video, more of a cook then catch, fyi.

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 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 11/12/2020 4:50:54 PM     Points: 5433    
That was a very interesting video, some real fatties in the lake, that should make for some good ice fishing. Fish looked real good to eat, orange meat is the best for sure. One thing that makes the taste even better is to remove the dark meat on the sides of the fish after they are cooked. That dark meat can be a little strong especially on larger fish. Once again thanks for sharing!!
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 11/12/2020 6:32:42 PM     Points: 38714    
Like the video guys! We really enjoy your cooking/taste test segments alot!
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 11/12/2020 11:43:12 PM     Points: 74    
Superb! Hero worship! Congrats!!!
 Reply by: Wmdunker      Posted: 11/13/2020 6:14:59 AM     Points: 387    
Wow - those fish must be gorging on fathead minnows 24/7.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 11/13/2020 12:10:52 PM     Points: 42    
--not too old to fish

Glad you thought so! I love that lake, we just didnt' fish it much this year but we'll be hitting it several times during ice season...I got my PB through the Ice there last year. The fish in that lake have a VERY healthy diet of crawfish, numerous aquatic bugs, and a plethora of fathead minnows. All these trout were BURSTING with them! Good tip, I like the charred parts though, same for all meat for me in regards to that though haha. I have a terrible pallet.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 11/13/2020 12:12:25 PM     Points: 42    

Good to hear, we also love making these videos...It's like we get rewarded at the end with good food, for our efforts haha. TBH I'm just glad we caught some, not sure what we were thinking getting up there with 2 hours of light left lol.


Haha thanks Greg!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 11/13/2020 12:13:21 PM     Points: 42    

Sort of regretted not showing some of the cleaning portion, those stomachs were max stretched with fathead minnows. 2 of the 4 were barfing them up like crazy on the catch. That lake is full of them.