Posted by: maxwellar | November 10, 2007

Fish’n and Catch’n

I’m writing this because I want to start a journal about conditions and fishing technics that are used when I go fishing. Harry, a friend of mine has been doing this for years and it is amazing how closely the fish follow the same patterns year after year. So if you are not into fishing this may be boring and you can just skip it.

I took the day off yesterday and catch up on my fishing. (pun intended) We went up to Strawberry with Harry Mc Cormick, who is my fishing buddy. Linda says he is a bad influence on me because he is retired and is always trying to get me to take time off work and go fishing. We were on the lake by 7:30 am and fished all morning with very little success. I caught two large Cutthroat Trout (about 20-21 inchs and 2-3 lbs) on a white Zonker minnow fly in about 20 to 30 ft of water and fishing deep, then switched to an orange and brown woolly bugger and caught two small rainbow in close to the shore. (About 8-10 ft of water)

At 1:30 we were pretty fed up with the whole thing because we just couldn’t figure out what they were interested in. Kelly and I actually went into shore and were taking the motors off our float boats when Harry calls us on the radio and tells us to come back out, he had figured out what they were hitting on.


For a fly fisherman this may sound bad but they were hitting on rubber tube jigs. They are about 1.5 inches long with lead on the hook which causes it to sink quickly in the water. We used a light green. In the course of the next 2 hours I caught 9 more Cutthoat the biggest was about 23 inches long and about 3-4 pounds. (Dinner). We were fishing them right off the bottom in about 30 ft of water and stripping in slow then letting the line back out. I was using a 1 speed on my motor or just stopping in locations where I saw fish on the fish finder. It worked pretty well and I ended up with 13 fish for the day and Harry had 14, poor Kelly, we keep trying but can’t figure out why he can’t catch any fish, he only had 4 for the day. All in all it was a great day to fish and as they say,”Even a bad day fishing is better that any good day at work”.

It was a beautiful day at about 55 deg. and sunny. Unbelievable to this time of year. The water temp was about 46 degrees.



  1. That’s some detailed fishing blog…

  2. So that’s why you sometimes would call Colton a little Woolley bugger….that was a long time ago.

  3. You know…my boys have never gone fishing. WAIT-they went once with Uncle Art. Boy, do we need to live closer to their Uncles…Ty would probably LOVE fishin’. 🙂

  4. I like your blog. Maybe I speak for Jeremy too, but it’s nice to have another man’s perspective.

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