Src Monster

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

  1. Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    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 "Chasing Riseforms"

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

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  4. Thomas Mitchell Active Member

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    Awesome fish!

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

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

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    Wow what a fish!! Well done!
  7. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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

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    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 Member

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

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    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 Active Member

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

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    As my Sainted Grandmother used to say: "Holy Sh**!!!" Nicely done.
  13. James Harrington Member

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  14. Mark Walker Active Member

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    WOW! Finally a fish worthy of Jack Black.......:D
  15. papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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

  16. Big E Moderator

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    Nice one there for sure. Way to go!
  17. Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Great fish, congrats.
  18. James Waggoner Active Member

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    Awesome fish! What size rod?
  19. Kenneth Yong Member

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

  20. kelvin Active Member

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    good one!