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2019/2020 Utah Ice Fishing Challenge - joatmon
#1
Trial Lake, November 9, 2019

Brook Trout - 8-1/2 inches
Rainbow Trout - 13 inches

Very nice! Close to 13" on the 'bow.

[#ff0000]Brook trout 8.5
Rainbow trout 12.5[/#ff0000]

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#2
Trial Lake 11/16/19

Tiger Trout - 13.5”

[#ff0000]Tiger trout - 13.5[/#ff0000]
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#3
"Rule 7"
11/30/19

Tiger Trout - 18 inches

Cutthroat Trout - 15 inches

Nice Tiger!

Tiger Trout - 18
Cutthroat trout - 15

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#4
Utah Lake 12/5/19

White Bass - 10.5”

White Bass 10.5
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#5
12/7/19
Scofield Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout 15.5”

Cutthroat trout - 15.5
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#6
Mantua Reservoir
12/14/19

Bluegill - 7”

Yellow Perch - 8.5”

Bluegill - 7
Yellow perch 8.5

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#7
Utah Lake 12/18/19


White bass - 11”

Black crappie - 8.5”

[#ff0000]White bass - 11[/#ff0000]
[#ff0000]Black crappie - 8.5[/#ff0000]
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#8
Flaming Gorge
12/28/19

Lake Trout - 21 inches

[#ff0000]It's good to see you made it to the Gorge this weekend!

Lake trout - 21[/#ff0000]

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#9
Strawberry Reservoir
1/1/2020

Cutthroat trout - 18.5”

[#ff0000]Cutthroat trout - 18.5[/#ff0000]
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Strawberry Reservoir
1/4/20

Cutthroat Trout - 19.5 inches

Cutthroat trout - 19.5
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Echo Reservoir
1/11/20

Yellow Perch - 12 inches

Nice fatty!

Yellow perch - 12

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Utah Lake
1/14/20

White Bass - 12”

[#ff0000]Ugh! So close to 12" but not quite. I'm going to have to go with 11.5. You have a 12" perch so this won't affect your ranking at all. [/#ff0000]

[#ff0000]White bass - 11.5[/#ff0000]
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#13
Willard Bay
2/1/20

Spottail Shiner - 4”

Not a species I expected to catch this year. I guess it goes in the “other” category?

That's awesome! Great catch. I always like unexpected species and a 4" fish posted by the current leader. I'm going to have to investigate this species further. Thanks

Spottail shiner - 4"

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[#0000FF]Hope you didn't break your rod on that one. And it is a spottail shiner...not an emerald shiner. Lots of them in Willard.
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Thanks, I asked a couple of regular Willard Bay guys fishing near me. They weren’t sure. One called it a fox tail shiner. Those little guys kept bumping my line and I had to “twitch” just right to set the hook. And no, no rod damage this time. Heck, not even any emotional damage!
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[#0000ff]Back in the 1980s...well before Willard Bay got gizzard shad...DWR tried several potential forage species. One of them was emerald shiners. But, like most of the other experimental introductions, that species did not "take". However, two of the trial species...log perch and spottail shiners...managed to establish small populations in isolated spots.
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[#0000ff]The spottail shiners have shown up with greater frequency in the past few years...mostly inside the protected harbors. Anglers have been accidentally snagging them with lures...and ice anglers have caught a few on small ice jigs. I have caught quite a few while tossing a cast net for baby carp...for bait. The shiners are legal to use for bait but I have not done as well with them as I do with chubs or baby carp. Here's a pic of a few I kept for bait last year.

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#17
Sunset Pond (Draper)
2/18/20

Rainbow Trout - 20 inches

Strawberry Reservoir 
2/22/20

Cutthroat Trout - 20 inches


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I think your posting the pictures differently than I did.  What I do is select the option at the bottom as you scoll dowy to push the post it option.  There is a question there about including a photo.  Click on that and select from your electronic device and then just load the picture from your library and doing it that way will look small on the post, but you can click on it and it will let you zoom in so you can read the numbers on the scales...  I'd be interested on how you posted your pictures, they look better for the posting of a story, but they limit the zooming function needed by the scoring mods...  Anyway I hope that helped and wasn't too confusing... Craig asked if I would try giving you an idea of how to post so they can be read for scoring... Nice fish BTW.... Jeff
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(03-04-2020, 05:52 AM)joatmon Wrote: Sunset Pond (Draper)
2/18/20

Rainbow Trout - 20 inches

Strawberry Reservoir 
2/22/20

Cutthroat Trout - 20 inches

Nice! but very tough to read in this format. I can make out 20" for both fish. 
Rainbow trout - 20
Cutthroat trout - 20
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