Src Monster

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Matthew Gulbranson, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

    I've been fishing for sea run cutthroat for a while now, and have always enjoyed the challenges and rewards of the salt/sound environment. Today I had the chance to hit the beach since a couple friends and I decided not to go on our planned trip to the OP. I spent the morning with my cranky two year old, so I was ready to get the hell outta the house.

    As soon as I arrived on the beach, there were plenty of ducks around, and a nice little rip. I saw a giant swirl that I first assumed was a duck...until it did it again. I couldn't get my freshly tied chum baby out there fast enough! Two casts later and this pig of a cutty slammed it. This is by far the largest cutthroat I've landed, the picture really doesn't do it justice. I looked like some summer steelhead I've caught! Measuring my rod with reference to the picture, this fish came in at 21.5"!! Holy Shit!

    Needless to say, it was a great gift of the fish gods since I wasn't out pounding the water for steelhead, and it's been some time since I've connected with a nice src.
    (note for the fish cops: this fish was hauled in fast, kept fully submerged, a couple quick photos, and off it went)
  2. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

    Oh cripes Matthew!! You did a fine job!!!!!! Nice fish! Those are hard to come by! Good for you!
  3. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member

  4. Thomas Mitchell

    Thomas Mitchell Active Member

    Awesome fish!

    Hmmm, that rod looks familiar...
  5. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

    =) Yes Thomas, it should! I have been enjoying it quite a lot, it's got some good mojo.
  6. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

    Wow what a fish!! Well done!
  7. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology


    Very well done, Mr. Gulbranson, very well done indeed!!
  8. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    Very nice fish Mr. Gulbranson. I just hope I don't need to sport a Z-axis and a Galvan reel to earn one :)
  9. Mark Mercer

    Mark Mercer Member

    You don't catch those everyday, thats one hell of a nice cutt! Outstanding!
  10. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

    Thanks Gents! Rob - only needed to cast 30' for this one, no shmancy stuff required ;) But that said it's a really nice set-up!
  11. Jordan Simpson

    Jordan Simpson Active Member

    Were you two handing on the beach for them?
  12. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    As my Sainted Grandmother used to say: "Holy Sh**!!!" Nicely done.
  13. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

    WOW! Finally a fish worthy of Jack Black.......:D
  14. papafsh

    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

    A pig of a pig for sure! well done :)

  15. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

    Nice one there for sure. Way to go!
  16. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

    Great fish, congrats.
  17. James Waggoner

    James Waggoner Active Member

    Awesome fish! What size rod?
  18. Kenneth Yong

    Kenneth Yong Member

    Beautiful fish! Are all those brown spots sea-lice? Freshest of the fresh!

  19. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    good one!