Massive Utah brown, and some other Beauties

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  1. Jake L

    Jake L New Member

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    So here are my pics from my Utah trip. Some of the pictures don't display the fish very well, but hopefully they are enjoyable nonetheless.

    Note: Unfortunately that biggest brown wasn't C&R'd. It's gills were tangled in the fight and it wouldn't have survived, I felt terrible because it must be at least 5 years old. It weighed 5.5 lbs gutted. The picture is a terrible one of the Brook Trout, but it was 18-19 inches and probably weighed around 3 pounds I wish the colors could have been shown, so pretty. I caught many thinner browns from 14-19 inches.

    Oh and to avoid flak for that Cutt, I wasn't targeting it and I didn't set it down on the bank, I just held it gently there for a quick picture, it certainly was released safely and quickly. Beautiful fish huh? Any input on what type of Cutthroat? I think the possibilities are Bonneville, Yellowstone, West Slope, or Colorado River cutthroat.
     
  2. seanengman

    seanengman Trout have no politics

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    Nice fish, and it looks like the weather treated you nice.
     
  3. mike doughty

    mike doughty Honorary Member

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    the cuttie looks like a colorado cutt and by the looks of the brookie you were likely in the boulder mountains. great fish!
     
  4. Jake L

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    Yup, it was that one lake up on the Boulder, you know, the one that is just over that hillside behind the trees? The browns and cutts however were in a creek, the location of which might be in Utah, or it might not... I forget. :thumb:
     
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    gigharborflyfisher Native Trout Hunter

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    That is a nice Colorado River Cutthroat that you got!! Great browns and brookie too. Looks like a great trip!!
     
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    Looks like a awesome trip, thanks for sharing the great pics.

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    chadk Be the guide...

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    Did you get a pic of the massive brown?
     
  8. Jake L

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    :ray1: Smart-A$$. :thumb: It may have "only" been 22 inches, but it still weighed AT LEAST 7 lbs. And I caught it out of a stream that you can jump across any time between July-March. Its massive in my book. But perhaps I'm just easily pleased.

    Cheers.
     
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    chadk Be the guide...

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    :beer2:
     
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    Beat me to it. :beathead:
     
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    That brown has an adipose fin nearly as big as its dorsal! Looks like a great trip man. :beer2:
     
  12. Jake L

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    Ya if I hadn't had to keep it, I would have been tempted to cut the fin off just for a prize! :ray1: But that would be unethical and I should be ashamed...:(:hmmm:
     
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    Great trip. I spent last summer in the Logan area. The Blacksmith Fork has some great browns and I swear the upper Logan has a 15" cutt behind every rock.
     
  14. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    is that brown in the middle the massive one?
     

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