- Oct 7, 2010
went to a small local creek on the 31st with my mind on landing a monster cutthroat during high water on the last day it was open. i had recently discovered a deadly combo that landed me a 17inch 2 and a half pound cutt under a corkie as indicator baby pink yarn with prism tape and a red bead at the hook along with shrimp scent. i walked for 2miles in the wind rigging my rod up on the way. about 30 minutes later i arrived at a spot that looked like fishermans heaven .big deep hole with medium flowing water with a blueish color and a sand bottom i slowly walked to the edge of the water and flung my corkie and yarn indicator rig into the edge of the current nothing. second cast i cast upstream further. at the end of the drift fish on! i had a nice little rainbow at my feet . after casting numerous times i landed a few small cutthroat and moved upstream to another beautiful hole. i casted into the low fast flowing water watching my corkie like a hawk then it went under. as soon as this fish knew it was hooked it wanted none of it. this beautiful cutthroat jumped like an acrobatic steelhead! it felt like a fairly big fish only being 11inches. after the release i proceeded until it got dim doing C and R on about 13 fish and a bonus i hooked into a coho on my last cast had him on for about 30 seconds but i was working the fish in and the hook popped out. this was an amazing trip i can't believe how much trout i pulled out of one hole!