The Ice is Gone, and the Cutts are on!

Discussion in 'Trip Reports with Pics' started by CoastalCutt, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. CoastalCutt

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    Got out today to one of my favorite year round foothill lakes, and though some ice was still on one half of the small lake, I managed to do really well and score some beautiful mid- winter coastal cutts. on chironimids. It was the ticket and certainly the cure for my recent case of cabin fever! Oh, and I managed to have two fish take my two chronies simultaneously and land them both....a real bonus.
     
  2. Dean Edwards

    Dean Edwards Fllyfishy

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    Beautiful little cutties. :thumb:
     
  3. Gary Thompson

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    Sweeeeeeeet
     
  4. flytyerboy95

    flytyerboy95 Future fly fishing guide

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    are thoughs open??????
     
  5. CoastalCutt

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    ??????????
     
  6. gigharborflyfisher

    gigharborflyfisher Native Trout Hunter

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    Amazing looking cutthroat, looks like a sweet spot you have there!!
     
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    flytyerboy95 Future fly fishing guide

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    the ponds i did not think they were open yet?????
     
  8. CoastalCutt

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    Oh, "are those open"......yes I stated it was an unnamed, therefore year round lake. Beaver Ponds open along with streams on June 1st, but this is a lake. Get out a map and start exploring......you'll eventually run into little unknown bodies of water like this.
     
  9. flytyerboy95

    flytyerboy95 Future fly fishing guide

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    oh i got confused it sure looks like a beaver pond. my bad!!
     
  10. CoastalCutt

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    Yeah it's definitely not clear what a "beaver pond" is in the regs. But most know what is and isn't. This lake is about eight acres, far too big for a beaver pond, and it's permanent/been there for years unlike the flucuation and inconsistent presence of a lot of beaver ponds.
     
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    flytyerboy95 Future fly fishing guide

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    huu well then the "beaverponds" i found must be lakes because there big and the sure dont seem to flucshuate?
     
  12. CoastalCutt

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    It's hard to tell the difference and there is no clear definition in the regulations. If the body of water is not directly tied into a stream and there's not a big ass beaver hut in it, I think it's fine.