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Lake: Monument Lake (El Paso County)
Fish: Brown Trout

Oops, I Did it Again. Lunker at Monument Lake

Post By: ondfritz80      Posted: 1/3/2021 3:56:10 PM     Points: 517    
In February 2020 I drove to Monument due to nasty weather in the mountains and was shocked when I caught a 20", 3.5lbs brown trout. Well, it happened again! This morning I was not feeling up to the drive up the mountain so instead just went to Monument so I could simply wet a line for the first time in 2021.

I had just tied three new jigs made out of some deer hair I tanned from a whitetail I harvested back in November. I was giving them a try and got a bump off the bottom. After 30 minutes and trying a few other jigs I went to the second jig I had tied. A mark came up off the bottom as my jig was 2ft from the bottom, they met in the middle and the fight was on. I landed a 19" 3lbs brown, when I caught the one last year I thought this would never happen again. This is why I love fishing, you never know what you will hook into regardless of where you are.
 Reply by: FishingJunkie      Posted: Jan. 4, 8:54:59 AM     Points: 1816    
Beautiful fish - nice
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Jan. 4, 8:20:51 PM     Points: 1481    
Nice fish!
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Jan. 6, 7:03:54 PM     Points: 1481    
That lake has some nice cats too! My buddy caught 2 20 inch cats yesterday.
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