Chewed up cutt

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Travis Bille, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Travis Bille

    Travis Bille Active Member

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    I headed out to the wackiest stillwater around, Stone Lagoon, for a few hours yesterday. I anchored up in my favorite cove and about 5 casts later I had a pretty fish in my net. I'm pretty sure this is a cutthroat. I wasn't sure at the time, steelhead also frequently enter this lagoon, and cuttbows are common too. In retrospect, the picture looks like the mouth goes behind the eye, so I think it's just a very shiny cutthroat.

    Anyone care to weigh in??

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    About an hour later I got a second heavy strike. After a pretty long battle I had a TANK of a cutthroat in my net. He taped out at 19".

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    I'm pretty sure this guy would have gone over that wonderful 20" mark if it wasn't for this....

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    It looks like he got into a recent battle with one of the lagoon's otters. I was shocked at how hard it fought considering it doesn't really have a tail. He was released without further harm.

    So that's it! Great day at Stone Lagoon here in Northern California. I'm glad I'm finally getting this place dialed in.
     

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