If only I caught this on Saturday for the Tournament!

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We went camping up at Diamond Lake with Jared's family for the fishing derby. On Saturday, we got out on the water around 7AM. We didn't get any luck the day of the derby but decided to weigh in our biggest catches anyways. Our biggest was 17" 1.11lbs. Nothing close to get onto the boards. However, we had gone fishing this afternoon before breaking down camp and heading home. We decided to stay close to camp and fish in shallower water than Saturday. I got pretty tired of casting into the water but getting weeds on my line every time I reeled in. I decided to cast out again &within minutes I got nibbles. I decided to yank &BAM... A HUGE Rainbow! All 3 of us in the boat were pretty shocked at how big this fish was. My pole was completely bent &my reel kept clicking &my line kept dragging. Lol. Jared finally netted my fish &I couldn't believe how big my fish was! We had a guess that it was a good 5-6lbs. The fish didn't give any hard bites, just nibbles. He didn't put much of a fight up either. It only took about a minute or less to reel him in; Due to the fact that I'm not used to reeling in bigger fish like this one, haha. We ended up pulling up the anchor &bringing the boat back to camp. After packing up camp, we headed over to the resort to see if they could weigh my fish for me. A lot of people at the resort were surprised to see my big fish &asked what I caught it on &where I caught it. A guy that works at the resort asked if I wanted to weigh it &of course I said yes, haha. He told me if it's over 4lbs, I will get my picture taken &put on the wall in the resort as well as get put in the 4lb+ Club; Something new he said. The guy weighed my fish &it weighed 4.7lbs and it was 23 1/2 inches long! WHERE WAS THIS FISH YESTERDAY FOR THE TOURNAMENT?! I could've won 2nd place with my fish. Not too happy I caught him today however I'm not going to complain because he's the best/biggest fish I've caught to date :) Definitely looking forward to another trip for more fishing.

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My fish right after we put it on the stringer:
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Me with my fish; I was SO happy, haha:
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The fish we caught today before heading to the resort. The first 3 are mine &the last 1 is Jared's:
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At the resort getting weighed in:
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Me with my fish after it was weighed in:
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The pin I got after the fish was weighed in &my information was taken to be put in the 4lb Club:
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awesome jobs guys....is was a fun tourney
 
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Way to go Ariel!!! Too bad you didn't get it the day before, but hey who's complaining...right???
 
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That's a nice fish any day! I'll be camped at Diamond Tuesday to Saturday. I hope the weather holds up because it sure looked nice in those pictures.
 
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That's a nice fish any day! I'll be camped at Diamond Tuesday to Saturday. I hope the weather holds up because it sure looked nice in those pictures.

Good job Ariel.

we are heading to Diamond lake this morning. Will be camped at Thielson view until thursday. Be out in my toon looking for left overs.
 
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Thanks so much, everyone! The weather was fantastic while we there minus being pretty cold at night. The bugs were INSANE so make sure you guys bring lots of bug spray!
 
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Awesome job! Yeah, Diamond Lake is bug heaven! You can literally see clouds of them swarming above the lake and that's probably why the trouts are so big there. I want to head there but I have no vaca time left and its just too far for a day trip.
 
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Very, very nice! Your fishing where I do! good job!

where is it they are fishing....diamond lake, because you must be extra good if you can tell where exactly in the pic they are fishing
 
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Those suckers probably homed in on your hairspray! LOL Hope you didn't get too chomped up.

LOL They never really bothered my hair but they sure did like my arms &legs. I've learned to load up on bug spray, haha.
 
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Awesome job! Yeah, Diamond Lake is bug heaven! You can literally see clouds of them swarming above the lake and that's probably why the trouts are so big there. I want to head there but I have no vaca time left and its just too far for a day trip.

You'll have to head out before the season ends! Yeah, you can definitely see swarms of them above the water &around the campgrounds but they are EVERYWHERE when you are on the water.
 
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I really want to go back to Diamond lake havent been there since i was like 10.
 
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I really want to go back to Diamond lake havent been there since i was like 10.

You should take a trip out there if you Trout fish. There's still lots of big ones left over from the lake being iced over.
 
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