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

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

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

Brook trout 8.5
Rainbow trout 12.5


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joatmon
jack of all tackle, master of none
(This post was edited by hookngrinin on Dec 2, 2019, 9:03 AM)
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Re: [joatmon] 2019/2020 Ice Challenge - joatmon In reply to
Trial Lake 11/16/19

Tiger Trout - 13.5”

Tiger trout - 13.5

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joatmon
jack of all tackle, master of none
(This post was edited by hookngrinin on Nov 18, 2019, 7:59 AM)
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Re: [joatmon] 2019/2020 Utah Ice Fishing Challenge - joatmon In reply to
"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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joatmon
jack of all tackle, master of none
(This post was edited by hookngrinin on Dec 1, 2019, 12:55 PM)
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Re: [joatmon] 2019/2020 Utah Ice Fishing Challenge - joatmon In reply to
Utah Lake 12/5/19

White Bass - 10.5”

White Bass 10.5

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joatmon
jack of all tackle, master of none
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Re: [joatmon] 2019/2020 Utah Ice Fishing Challenge - joatmon In reply to
12/7/19
Scofield Reservoir

Cutthroat Trout 15.5”

Cutthroat trout - 15.5

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joatmon
jack of all tackle, master of none
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Re: [joatmon] 2019/2020 Utah Ice Fishing Challenge - joatmon In reply to
Mantua Reservoir
12/14/19

Bluegill - 7”

Yellow Perch - 8.5”

Bluegill - 7
Yellow perch 8.5


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joatmon
jack of all tackle, master of none
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Utah Lake 12/18/19


White bass - 11”

Black crappie - 8.5”

White bass - 11
Black crappie - 8.5

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joatmon
jack of all tackle, master of none
(This post was edited by hookngrinin on Dec 23, 2019, 4:22 PM)
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Re: [joatmon] 2019/2020 Utah Ice Fishing Challenge - joatmon In reply to
Flaming Gorge
12/28/19

Lake Trout - 21 inches

It's good to see you made it to the Gorge this weekend!

Lake trout - 21


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joatmon
jack of all tackle, master of none
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Strawberry Reservoir
1/1/2020

Cutthroat trout - 18.5”

Cutthroat trout - 18.5

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joatmon
jack of all tackle, master of none
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Strawberry Reservoir
1/4/20

Cutthroat Trout - 19.5 inches

Cutthroat trout - 19.5

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joatmon
jack of all tackle, master of none
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Echo Reservoir
1/11/20

Yellow Perch - 12 inches

Nice fatty!

Yellow perch - 12


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joatmon
jack of all tackle, master of none
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Re: [joatmon] 2019/2020 Utah Ice Fishing Challenge - joatmon In reply to
Utah Lake
1/14/20

White Bass - 12”

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.

White bass - 11.5

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joatmon
jack of all tackle, master of none
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Re: [joatmon] 2019/2020 Utah Ice Fishing Challenge - joatmon In reply to
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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joatmon
jack of all tackle, master of none
(This post was edited by hookngrinin on Feb 2, 2020, 9:19 AM)
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Re: [joatmon] 2019/2020 Utah Ice Fishing Challenge - joatmon In reply to
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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Re: [TubeDude] 2019/2020 Utah Ice Fishing Challenge - joatmon In reply to
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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joatmon
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Re: [joatmon] 2019/2020 Utah Ice Fishing Challenge - joatmon In reply to
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.

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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Re: [joatmon] 2019/2020 Utah Ice Fishing Challenge - joatmon In reply to
A.V. Watkins Dam (Willard Bay)
2/15/20

Channel Catfish - 20 inches

Yellow Perch - 13 inches

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joatmon
jack of all tackle, master of none