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Strawberry 7-22-06

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Strawberry 7-22-06
Fished the berry with Bugln4Bulls,Parisite and our buddy Curt from 7:30am - 7:30pm. Started out north of mud creek where we finished strong last week but it did not work out for us today, picked up a few in this area but it was not fast enough to waste any more time there. Headed over to the knolls and it wasn't much better. After spending the first 6 hours with mediocre catching we then headed over the the ladders. This area turned out to be some excellent fishing, we caught 6 fish over the slot in this area 4-22.5 inchers 1-23.5 incher and a 24.5 incher. We boated 65-75 fish for the day 3/4 of the fish where caught in the ladders area. Bugl4Bulls had the hot stick today and big fish honors went to me. All fish where caught vertical jigging in 38'-41' of water.

Surface temperature was 73*
(This post was edited by MGB on Jul 24, 2006, 7:46 PM)
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Re: [MGB] Strawberry 7-22-06 In reply to
Great report mike,I staid up late to catch your report,thanks for the great info and the pics.
headed up today now that its after midnight,post up later today with how we did.
fnfCool
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Re: [MGB] Strawberry 7-22-06 In reply to
Nice report, and beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing! Smile




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Re: [MGB] Strawberry 7-22-06 In reply to
Nice report . Goose bay finally producing some nice fish . How were the crowds there ? I had to to work saturday , so I don't have the boat put back together yet . Hope to have it back together today .

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Re: [MGB] Strawberry 7-22-06 In reply to
great report and pictures mike. looks like you guys had a great time. Cool
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Re: [MGB] Strawberry 7-22-06 In reply to
Excellent! Looked like a pearl tube jig - tipped with anything? Seems like a lot of people give up on the Berry this time of year.
WAY TO GO!!!
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Re: [Hellsangler69] Strawberry 7-22-06 In reply to
HA, there where alot of boats on the water yesterday. Getting into the area north of mud creek yesterday morning it was an obsticle coarse of boats, I like keeping my distance from other boats when motoring past them but it was impossible. Bugln4Bulls had another big one on that did not want to come up from the bottom and he lost it, it most likey would of challenged my 24 incher.

MrLipRipper, The jig that work best for us yesterday was a pink/pepperd perl white its hard to see the pink high light and the black specks in the photo. We where tipping our jiggs with chub. shiner or worm. I like fishing the berry this time of year, if you consentrate at depths of 40' you can get into them. When we see fish in 56' of water they would be suspended at 40' fish that are in 40' feet of water are holding tight to the bottom.
(This post was edited by MGB on Jul 23, 2006, 9:57 AM)
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Re: [MGB] Strawberry 7-22-06 In reply to
MGB and B4B
Great report on an excellent day. Lots of fish and some real bruisers!!! Good work and great pics! The water temp is really warming up. I gotta get up there soon and redeem myself!
Bigcat

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Re: [Bigcat] Strawberry 7-22-06 In reply to
With the higher water this year the berry is fishing different than the previous years. Its taking alot of time to find good active schools.
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Re: [MGB] Strawberry 7-22-06 In reply to
Mike, I'm going to have to hitch a ride with you one of these days when you go up to the berry .

AFDan52
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Re: [AFDan52] Strawberry 7-22-06 In reply to
You are welcome to join me anytime Dan. I posted an invite for the last two weekends. This weekend I only had 2 people that was interested the week before I had a big response. Let me know when you are ready.
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Re: [MGB] Strawberry 7-22-06 In reply to
Thanks Mike I am going to take you up on that very soon.

AFDan52
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Re: [MGB] Strawberry 7-22-06 In reply to
Looks like another great trip Mike. I'm hoping to sneak up there one more time before the hunts take over my lifeWink
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Re: [Theekillerbee] Strawberry 7-22-06 In reply to
Brandon, we caught all of our biggest fish in the same place we where catching all of those planter cutts the week before, I wonder if they moved in to munch on them.
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Re: [MGB] Strawberry 7-22-06 In reply to
Nice report MGB, about time I got back up that way I think - been too busy at the Gorge and Fish Lake. Great to see that the red-sides are back around, that'll make the fall minnow-crank bait slaying all the better. You ever have time mid-week for a half or 3/4 day Berry trip?



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Re: [piscispursuit] Strawberry 7-22-06 In reply to
I never go on a week day but I think I would take a day off so I can see how you fish it. Let me know when you have an empty seat.
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Re: [MGB] Strawberry 7-22-06 In reply to
Thanks MGB,

Based on your post and pictures, we decided to see if the fish were still in the area this morning- they were! We noticed 3 other boats jigging in the area ( mine was the Blue/Pewter Lund). I scanned the area and found a large number of fish just off the bottom, threw out a marker and immediately got into them jigging 3" pearl white tube jigs tipped with worm. At times it was fast a furious! It was like winter fishing; they hit very light and you have to be quick to set the hook or you will miss them. We Fished this area from approx 9AM to Noon. While we missed 2/3 of the hits, we still managed to boat and release a large number of cutts just under the slot. One of the best 1/2 day of fishing I've ever had on the berry.
salmon
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Re: [FishN2Dmax] Strawberry 7-22-06 In reply to
Glad you got into them. I directed FishinFool to that area maybe one of the boats was him. I was starting to wonder if the late afternoon was the best time to fish since my last two trips I couldn't get into them untill late afternoon but since you did well in the morning I guess it is a location issue and the fish are not staying in the same location for me. Thanks for the report.
(This post was edited by MGB on Jul 23, 2006, 11:01 PM)
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Re: [MGB] Strawberry 7-22-06 In reply to
MGB,
The best fishing for us was 10AM-11 AM today. I used my bow mount trolling motor to keep finding active fish around a 100 yard radius from my marker. The "W" came in around Noon and made it hard to stay on top of them, so we left. We used the same locating and vertical jigging tactics we use at the Gorge for Mac's. It sure was FUN!!!
Sly
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Re: [FishN2Dmax] Strawberry 7-22-06 In reply to
Yep,I was over in that area too,The early bite was best for use also,it died down alot around 3:00 pm,The fish where still there but not hitting as hard,they would tap it once or twice and then nothing,in the morning they where grabing the bait and taking off with it,alot of fun and alot of fish caught,If it would have been a little more overcast I would have stayed longer,I got burned out by 5:00pm and hit the road.
Water Temp 75 degrees
Bait was 2 1/2 inch pearl white tube jig tipped with shiner.
Thanks again for the great post MGB you put use right on the fish.
fnfCool
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Re: [MGB] Strawberry 7-22-06 In reply to
CoolNice fish, Mike. Sounds like you guys did very well. I'm gonna take you up on that offer in the near future. Was white or white/sparkle the hot tube color of the day?

EDIT: Never mind on the color thing. Just read the other posts where you answered that already...


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(This post was edited by Out4Trout on Jul 24, 2006, 2:19 PM)
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Re: [Out4Trout] Strawberry 7-22-06 In reply to
I am headed to the berry first thing in the morning and have never been there....I am wondering if anyone can offer some direction on where to put in as well as where to go find the fish. If anyone is down for an early morning trip and back in SLC about 11:00 please let me know. I am in Draper but can meet anywhere between here and the berry. Advice and direction is greatly appreciated. THANK YOU!
Always looking to learn more and catch more!
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Re: [Bigguyone] Strawberry 7-22-06 In reply to
Went out to the berry fri.,sat. and mon. Did well trolling from the marina toward the narrows and then back. Trolled mostly 30-50 ft down with humdingers and cripplures behind 2 sling blades. Caught lots of cuts and an occasional Koke. Also found fish near the island.

Good luck,
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Re: [Bigguyone] Strawberry 7-22-06 In reply to
looks like no one is up for a early morning run up to the berry - let me know shortly if you are.....
Always looking to learn more and catch more!