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 My dad and uncle showed up tuesday morning at 7:00 am.We all ate big breakfast burritos stuffed with eggs,sausage,hash browns.What a way to start the day out.Every things loaded so we hook the boat up and leave.Get to the lake at head over to Rawlins sink Rapalas at 11:15.We only fish two down riggers off my boat so I have my dad and uncle start.We switch after a fisherman catches 10lbs of fish or someone catches a snag.Yes, you snag your off the pole Rapalas aren't cheap.That way everyone pays attention and works the rigger better.My dad catches the first two then my uncle catches the next one all 2-3lbs.Its 4:00 we only caught 3 fish and I haven't touched a pole yet.Thats okay because it was a great day,tee shirt weather most of day.I had to get my hands on a pole,so when my uncle went away from his pole to take a leak I drove in a little closer to shore and hooked him up.I told him to bad you should of been watching your pole.So we went back and got the snag loose,yes I got my Rapala back.Everyone was out of the water so I took us over to swim beach.We sank downriggers in 60 feet of water.Within 10 minutes We saw The first fish over there and it was a nice fish.Bam my pole starts dancing.The fights on I new it was a bigger fish I could feel his weight and he came straight under the boat then made four nice runs.I was wishing for 40lbs.Wishful thinking when I saw him I thought he was 30lbs.He ended up at 29lbs.That was okay it was a nice fish.We took a couple of pictures and let him go.It was getting close to sun down so we headed in.All the way in and on the way to the hotel I had a great time rubbing my uncle about how cool he was to let me catch his fish for him.His name all night was snag master.
Day two my dad and uncle was back on the poles.We fished swim beach again.Another nice day tee shirt time.It was around 11:00 and we hadn't seen very many fish they was hard to find.I went in to about 40 feet and saw 2 fish.Bam my uncles pole started dancing.He battled the fish to the boat and it was another nice fish it was 25lbs.He was happy, took a few pictures and let him go.Cool it was my turn again, but I was hoping that My dad was next.Sure enough 2:15 30 feet of water didn't even see a fish on the finder he sings fish on.Wow it was another good fish !! 4 or 5 nice runs right under the boat,pole bending hard again.Sweet !! 26lbs.Grabbed a few pictures then released.Three nice ones 80 lbs of fish everyone on the boat caught one.Fished the rest of the day nothing.
Day three,cold fished Linwood for a couple of hours saw 1 fish moved back over to swim saw 3 fish in 3 hours I could tell my dad and uncle was all in so we packed it up and headed for home.
All in all fish was hard to find.Saw most in 60 - 40 feet of water.About 1 out of 3 fish found hits and that not like macs.
My dad has grey hair,my uncle has red hat and the other guy must be me.

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Re: [bigfishwanted] more fun times flaming gorge 2/3-5/09 pictures In reply to
Looks like it was a clam trip with fish willing to play. It was about the same last week. Congrats on the catches. Hey next time try trolling with a short shanty rod just for chits and giggles but hold the rods. You learn the meaning of "wrist buster" when they hitWink

Way ta,,,

GitR Dun!

Don,, the old IceSkrat.

Never assume a great day fishing is a great day catching...

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Re: [Coldfooter] more fun times flaming gorge 2/3-5/09 pictures In reply to
 Sounds like you could be right." wrist buster" I only ice fish out of the boat.I saw a lot of it floating around.I'd have to lose about 250lbs and drop down to about 5lbs before I'd even think about jumping out of the boat on that ice.


Rapalas swim on under and around ice.
(This post was edited by bigfishwanted on Feb 6, 2009, 12:49 AM)

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Re: [bigfishwanted] more fun times flaming gorge 2/3-5/09 pictures In reply to
I sure looks like a nice spring day you had, hard to believe it was jan....great fish thanks for sharing

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Re: [bigfishwanted] more fun times flaming gorge 2/3-5/09 pictures In reply to
Nice fish. Way to go. Now ya got me missing the gorge. Gotta love catching those big macs. Unreal it's tea shirt weather.

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Re: [bigfishwanted] more fun times flaming gorge 2/3-5/09 pictures In reply to
Way to go guys great job,
Nice looking fish ,
How fast was you running the boat?
And was you just running Rapalas also how far in back of the riggers?



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Re: [bigfishwanted] more fun times flaming gorge 2/3-5/09 pictures In reply to
bigfishwanted wrote:
About 1 out of 3 fish found hits and that not like macs.

Well done and that is the kind of wind conditions that I like to find when fishing in cold weather. Please expand on your quote above.


“How would your life be different if…You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day…You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.”
-- Steve Maraboli

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Re: [nobites] more fun times flaming gorge 2/3-5/09 pictures In reply to
 It was february.Its a great year for none ice fisherman.Last february same place had 6 inches or so of ice.




Rapalas catch fish any time of year.

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Re: [FishinFool53] more fun times flaming gorge 2/3-5/09 pictures In reply to
Tuesday,wednesday was so nice that my uncle even pulled his shirt off for a while thinking he'd catch some rays.It was still a little early for sun bathing for me.Weatherman said Thursday was going to be a better day,he was wrong we never even saw the sun.It was double coat day.


Rapalas don't need a sun tan to look good.

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Re: [Hooter_Patrol] more fun times flaming gorge 2/3-5/09 pictures In reply to
 During the winter months I like to run a little slower.Don't use a speed control on my boat.All I do is put the Rapala next to the boat and find a good action speed before I hook it to the downrigger.After I sink the ball I keep an eye on how far the rigger cable swings back so I can keep that speed....I like to put about 75 yards of line out so when I see a fish I have enough time to put my Rapala at the same level as the fish before it swims past him.It also gives you more time to get it out of the way of the bottom so you don't snag.


Rapalas hook fish so you can let them go.Fishin'

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Re: [kentofnsl] more fun times flaming gorge 2/3-5/09 pictures In reply to

Please expand on your quote above.



I've went threw 100's of fish at times without getting a
bite.During the spawn in Lucerne bay when you can walk across the bay from boat to boat its hard to get a fish to strike they must have something else on their mind.I can't blame them while I'm busy dodging boats the fish must be dodging a lot of downrigger balls,line and lures.Thats a great time to fish Wyoming if you want a lot of action.


I hope thats what you was asking for.

Rapalas don't have hope only action.

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Re: [bigfishwanted] more fun times flaming gorge 2/3-5/09 pictures In reply to
Thanks, I wasn't sure if you thought that more or less macks typically bite.


“How would your life be different if…You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day…You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.”
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Re: [Hooter_Patrol] more fun times flaming gorge 2/3-5/09 pictures In reply to
 Sorry I missed one of your questions.Yes Rapalas only.I've tried a lot of other things.Needle fish,spoons,spinners,flat fish,flasher with a fish or squid,pop gear and a fish,bait,you name it.All them things can work,but Rapalas work best for me.



Rapala don't like second place.

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Re: [kentofnsl] more fun times flaming gorge 2/3-5/09 pictures In reply to
Cool Thanks for letting me off the hook.Cool



Rapalas might speak with a fork tongue but they sure swim well.

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Re: [bigfishwanted] more fun times flaming gorge 2/3-5/09 pictures In reply to
Hey why don't you stop wasting time and start catching some nice fish? Looks like a memorable trip to me, i wish that place wasn't so far away (for me).

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Re: [christopher30] more fun times flaming gorge 2/3-5/09 pictures In reply to
lol Smile!!! 179 miles from my driveway.I hear ya,I wish the big bass lived a little closer.



Have Rapalas will travel.

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Re: [bigfishwanted] more fun times flaming gorge 2/3-5/09 pictures In reply to
Beautiful day my friend, I wish I could have been there with my 3 favorite people your pops looks great, Iv'e got to get over to his house and see him. O by the way great fish, I cant believe the size of the 3






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(This post was edited by Artificial-bait on Feb 6, 2009, 12:45 PM)

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Re: [bigfishwanted] more fun times flaming gorge 2/3-5/09 pictures In reply to
hey big guy looks like yer realy using the boat good lord im gona missit when willard thaws,is it working good for you? i sure hope so,i didnt happen to leave my gps in there did i i cant find that thing anywhere.nice fish by the way.i had that boat trained to catch fish.WinkWink

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Re: [bigfishwanted] more fun times flaming gorge 2/3-5/09 pictures In reply to
there goes my dream of hard ice in swim... im thinking of going up tomorrow but im not sure how far north its froze. did you happen to check out anvil? if this keeps up i might have to hide under your boat cover until your trolling and then pop up with a brand new rapala and ask for forgivness lol. ive never caught one trolling ill bet that pole sure bends when they hit it.

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Re: [bigfishwanted] more fun times flaming gorge 2/3-5/09 pictures In reply to
Thanks for the post it's the next best thing to being there. Rapalas are my number one go to also...but I usually do better with spoons at the Gorge...dang wish I were there catching some nice fish like that.Crazy Good luck next trip.Fishin'

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"A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty."

Winston Churchhill

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Re: [BigBuck3333] more fun times flaming gorge 2/3-5/09 pictures In reply to
I really didn't want to tell you,but since you brought it up I had a lot better luck with my old Trophy.Its never been solid for me yet.I had it in the shop twice (1600.00)and dropped it off there today for some more work this time it could be a lot,man I hope not.You picked a good time to sell it Smile.I'm sure you didn't know it had problems you was a real nice guy, I'm not wining.Its a great boat for what I use it for.I love the room and what it has to offer towards fishing.
When I was getting worked over by you on the price.lol.You pulled your Gps out and showed it to me I think you got it out of your motor home maybe you put it back there.I bought me a Lorance dhs 335 color unit.I'm not sold totally on it yet its got more sh-t on it than I'll ever use.I loved my old simple x70.One thing good is the transducer up front that you had on it works with this unit.


A Rapala could swim back to shore better than me.

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Re: [bigfish6] more fun times flaming gorge 2/3-5/09 pictures In reply to
 Tuesday I talked with a couple of real nice guy over at the Villa when we was stuffing our faces.They was ice fishing in Anvil.That surprized me because there was a lot more ice last time I was up.Hell dude if I see you at the lake I'll open my box and let you pick one out.Or maybe while your under the boat you could hook my line on that 40lber I been hunting for.


Rapalas find a way to make your pole bend.

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Re: [bigfishwanted] more fun times flaming gorge 2/3-5/09 pictures In reply to
ok i cant take it eny more im packed and im heading out at 3am. sounds like ill give anvil a shoot thanks for the info. tube jigs inhale rapalas

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Re: [bigfishwanted] more fun times flaming gorge 2/3-5/09 pictures In reply to
sorry you have had some proplems. i never had any in the years i owned her. other than replacing the starter, when i had her tooned in the spring the boat dude went over everything i used her all summmer without a hiccup.so what is the problem o ya i had the boat dude put a new impeelar but i told ya about that.i had my gps after you took the boat i think i lost it out duck hunting.

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Re: [Fisher16] more fun times flaming gorge 2/3-5/09 pictures In reply to
 Love the quote by Winston Churchhill.I'd like to here more about the spoons you use and how you use them.Whats a spoon?The only spoon I use is to feed my face.Please go into detail I'm very interested.Thanks



Rapalas rated G for everyone.

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