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Whites on The Blue 12/8/2018

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Whites on The Blue 12/8/2018
Had a wonderful day catching whitefish yesterday off Second Point of the beautiful blue Bear Lake. Spent a rather memorable day with my good friend Nate and my brother Terry up there. We caught our limits of whites, four cuts, and one carp.

Nate is truly what I call a "natural" at fishing. Some may think of him as the "fish whisperer". But whatever we may nickname him, he is just plain good at fishing. I watched him catch white after white after white while I nursed snag after snag after snag. It wasn't until I switched from 1/8 oz. jig heads to 1/16 oz. did I stop snagging and start catching whites. Nate stayed with his custom poured 1/8 oz. heads all day and did a great job of schooling me and my brother.

Here is a short video of his technique:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZTNkQfPPNwk4z5px8

The lures that worked best for Nate was the 2 inch Gulp Mino in watermelon/pearl with a round 1/8 oz. dark green (almost black) jig head tipped with a inch piece of worm.

The lures that worked best for me were the red/white crappie jig and a transparent with salt and pepper glitter crappie jig with 1/16 oz. fast-load jig heads tipped with a inch piece of worm.

Towards the end of the day, Nate hooked up on one and said, "Oh, this is a big one!!" From the way his rod was banging and bending, we were all thinking it might be a mack. But it wasn't it was this big ole female white:





It measured 22" long and 4 lbs. 9 oz. Definitely, the biggest Bonneville whitefish I have ever seen.

Yesterday was just one of those really good days of fishing catching limits, catching BIG whites, and spending time with the best of family and friends.

Thanks guys.

--- Coot ---





"Fishing isn't a matter of life or death.
It's much more important than that."

(This post was edited by Old_Coot on Dec 9, 2018, 8:29 AM)
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Re: [Old_Coot] Whites on The Blue 12/8/2018 In reply to
Thanks again Ralph and Terry for a great time on Bear Lake yesterday. It will be a memorable trip for years to come. Im still working on the paperwork to turn it in to see if it will be a record breaker. I should be done today and have it emailed over, then well see what happens.
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Re: [Old_Coot] Whites on The Blue 12/8/2018 In reply to
Thanks for sharing your great day at Bear Lake and your techniques. I hope to give it a try sometime.
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Re: [Old_Coot] Whites on The Blue 12/8/2018 In reply to
Great report and it sounds like an excellent day. Thanks for sharing it with us. Later J
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Re: [KokeMaster] Whites on The Blue 12/8/2018 In reply to
Congratulations on that big whitefish! So were you able to get the local grocery store to weigh it or did you have to take it somewhere else?

Mike
(This post was edited by gmwahl on Dec 10, 2018, 6:09 AM)
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Re: [gmwahl] Whites on The Blue 12/8/2018 In reply to
We ended up having to take it to Horlackers in Logan.




"Fishing isn't a matter of life or death.
It's much more important than that."

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Re: [KokeMaster] Whites on The Blue 12/8/2018 In reply to
Nice work on that porky whitie.


Do I know you?

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Re: [TubeDude] Whites on The Blue 12/8/2018 In reply to
Haven't heard much from you lately, TD. I was worried you might be ailing or something. Maybe it has to do with that old saying about removing all doubt. BTW, I don't know if I ever thanked you for the ice fligs--I appreciate them and am about itching myself to death to get out and field test them. Will let you know how they work.

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Re: [Old_Coot] Whites on The Blue 12/8/2018 In reply to
I just checked and the state record for Bonneville Whitefish is 4 lbs. 8 oz. and 20 3/4". So if the numbers hold up he has indeed caught a new state record!

BTW it was good "meeting" you in the KSL Outdoors video I watched to learn more about how to catch whitefish--good stuff. Unfortunately, I went on the one crappy fishing day this year and didn't catch one. Oh darn, I guess I'll have to go fishing AGAIN. It's a burden but I'm holding up pretty well so far.

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Re: [catchinon] Whites on The Blue 12/8/2018 In reply to
catchinon wrote:
It's a burden but I'm holding up pretty well so far.

LOL ... Somehow, I think you'll be able to endure it.




"Fishing isn't a matter of life or death.
It's much more important than that."

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Re: [gmwahl] Whites on The Blue 12/8/2018 In reply to
Yes gmwahl, we took it to the shell station where you told us to go. They let us weigh it on a produce scale there. That scale said it was 4pounds 12ounces. Once we saw that, we were looking for a certified scale. Thats when Old Coot called horlachers meat in Logan and asked if they had a certified scale ( they did ) then he asked if we could weigh the fish, they said no at first. Old Coot said it was a once in a life time fish, thats when they said bring it by. There scale said it was 4pounds 9ounces.


PS by the way it was good to talk to you in person. Thanks again
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Re: [TubeDude] Whites on The Blue 12/8/2018 In reply to
We met when I came to your house and you showed me how to make some of your lures. But weve never fished toghter.
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Re: [catchinon] Whites on The Blue 12/8/2018 In reply to
Ailing? Sorta. Since I gave up ice fishing I have severe withdrawal pains about this time every year. But as a tuber I am already sick of snow and ice. Talk about conflicted.


Glad you got the goodies and hope they treat you well. Others have been giving good reports on them. Hope you are able to get in some quality time on the ice soon.

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Re: [KokeMaster] Whites on The Blue 12/8/2018 In reply to
I thought that was you. I am getting older but I still got a pornographic memory...or something like that.


Sounds like you got the whities dialed in pretty good. Hope your biggun gets recognized as a record.



And I ain't proud. Heck I'd fish with ya anytime. Also, got a lot of new goodies I could show ya if ya wanted to drop over again sometime.

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Re: [KokeMaster] Whites on The Blue 12/8/2018 In reply to
That is totally cool kokemaster! I'm glad you were able to get it!

Mike
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Re: [TubeDude] Whites on The Blue 12/8/2018 In reply to
Heck TubeDude, I may have to take you up on both of those offers. Unfortunately either one of those will have to wait until next year, Im out of play days until next year.
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Re: [gmwahl] Whites on The Blue 12/8/2018 In reply to
Thanks Gmwahl, I appreciate the info you gave me on where to weigh the my fish. Well iv turned the paperwork in, now will see wha happens.
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Re: [KokeMaster] Whites on The Blue 12/8/2018 In reply to
No expiration date on either offer.