Sunday, March 23, 2008

Shadow Cliffs, CA - Rainbow Trout 9.5lbs!!!


Decided to go fishing this easter sunday at shadow cliffs even though i got home last night from playing poker until 3am. I got there as early as i could to beat the easter crowd, and because the last few times i've gone fishing in the afternoon i did not even get a nibble.This is a 9.5lb, 27.5 inch rainbow trout i caught at 8am...my personal best. I used rainbow powerbait and cast out as far as i could using a 1 oz. weight. This was the only fish for the day until i left at 12:30...i figure the fishies might've gotten hungry again around 6pm or so when the sun's rays aren't so direct. i thought twice about keeping it because i thought it might not taste as good as a "normal sized" trout, but if i released it, i would've run the risk of not being able to corroborate my story. This trout is proof that most all fish can continue to grow indefinitely, but it's also proof that 4 pound test line is enough to land a bigger fish.

4 comments:

sandy c said...

Wow! That's gonna' be alot of Adobo trout for you :)

cyndi claws said...

OMG, when Monica called me and told me about it, I didn't think it was that BIG! We need to go fishing soon...quite possibly this coming weekend. Hopefully, we will have some pics to post as well.

em said...

OMG!!!! What an ISDA!!! HEHEHEHE... that would be a good grilled with some grilled vegetables....

Vanessa said...

Wowowee! That is a humongoid trout!! Easter Sunday too.. did you fit that in your Easter basket?! Well, we can't wait to tag along one of these days (Bart just got his license yesterday!), and we'll let you know plenty in advance. See you soon!