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Lake: Eleven Mile Reservoir
Fish: Cutbow Trout

Trout 5LB Club

Post By: anglerwannabe      Posted: 1/2/2023 3:41:57 PM     Points: 71661    
This was my last fishing trip of 2022 and was 2 days in Oct. First fish you see is exactly 3lbs and the second is 4.2 pounds. The rest? Well, the title says it all. When the fall bite starts you simply have to be on the water. Itís been my observation that during most periods of time over the year, you have to be fishing at a specific time of day. During this time of yearÖ you literally have to be on the water to discover when that time is as it doesnít seem to follow a pattern, except when it turns on.. it turns on.

Hope you enjoy the vid [log in for link]

 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: Jan. 2, 4:23:42 PM     Points: 758
Nice piggies buddy!
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Jan. 2, 5:18:55 PM     Points: 11263
Nice way to wrap up the year!
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: Jan. 2, 5:49:37 PM     Points: 3897
Mercy. I'm just now dusting off my ice junk, but that got me in the mood for some open water.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Jan. 2, 7:04:00 PM     Points: 399
Beauties! Congrats! Love the fall bite however this year didnít pan out as well for me! 🏆🎣🥃
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Jan. 2, 8:54:45 PM     Points: 266
Thats part of what makes being on the water very early, very late or just whenever the weather does something unique. God only knows what makes most every fish in the lake suddenly decide to chow down. Only they can hear that dinner bell ring. No man can explain it.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Jan. 3, 7:59:30 AM     Points: 71661
thanks guys. Sincerely appreciate the support. I love the Fall, it is by far my favorite time to fish.
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: Jan. 3, 8:39:22 AM     Points: 37332
Those are some tanks for sure!!

Happy new years Jim!
 Reply by: Digginjiggin      Posted: Jan. 3, 8:47:21 AM     Points: 464
Those cbís been Eatín bacon n hot dogs! I agree, fall is when the bigger fishes come out to feed. Stellar day for sure!
 Reply by: Troutbisquits      Posted: Jan. 3, 9:01:09 AM     Points: 2633
Those were some nice fish! When I use a spinning rod, tube jigs are one of my favorite lures for trout! You can cover quite a bit of the water column with them and they seem to draw the bigguns in!
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Jan. 4, 5:38:36 PM     Points: 71661
thanks again Brian and Jerry. Ain't gonna lie, they put up enough of a fight my wrists and forearms got a good workout.

troutbisquits - I actually have a very specific technique for the tube jig in the fall!
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Jan. 4, 7:58:54 PM     Points: 2323
AWB, you know me I b fly fishing. I guess I use jigs, well jig hooks anyway. I didnít get the invite this year to join you. Iíve got some new stuff to try. However I need some soft water to apply them. Iím pretty confident in my bugs and #5ers.. Nice fish buddy!! We need to get out this year. Iíve even made a Callibeatis nymph on a jig hook
I2/ Don
 Reply by: cookster      Posted: Jan. 4, 8:01:32 PM     Points: 65623
Nice oneís Jim.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Jan. 5, 9:10:23 AM     Points: 71661
Thanks Steve.

Don - invite is always open for you sir! Looks like an Antero brown you got there.
 Reply by: tube m      Posted: Jan. 9, 5:29:52 PM     Points: 328
This was one of the last fish I caught thru the open water. I didn't want to ice fish 1st ice by myself, so I fished the river for 4 hours. I caught 5. But this was my best of the entire day/fall. This was around Thanksgiving.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Jan. 9, 5:41:53 PM     Points: 71661
thats a beauty

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