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Re: [fishley] Thanks to everyone that showed up at the Bash In reply to
These were standard curly tails, man they glow really good, like the yamos. I think they are 3.5-4" I will post a pic of them later, when I get home. I saw them in the box and when they told me I had won a maniac lure, I knew exactly what I wanted!Wink

I know they make the minnow in a smaller size in glow, but have not seen them any larger then the 2 inch I think. But they larger in glow would be sweet.

So when the wind is blowing like it was, do you have certain spots you hit to stay out of it, or do you just deal with it?
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LMAO! Two different groups found the spot I did, but they saw the trail to get down the hill and just got back in their trucks and drove off. Had the whole cove to ourselves.
Walking to get away from people is easy, drilling holes with a manual auger, just doen't work for burbot fishing. Next year I hope to have some power to drill lots of holes
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Re: [wiperhunter2] Thanks to everyone that showed up at the Bash In reply to
Great job putting so much together Curt. Matt and I didn't hang around long but it was nice to talk to you and meet some new people in line.

Have to say the UV flashlight from Radical Glow I bought was the best money I spent all week. That thing can charge anything in a heart beat.

We tried a little exploring in the car but ended up back at Lost Dog about where we fished last year. Matt only landed two between naps but the first one was 28 inches long. My first could have been in the stomach of his as it was so small. I did out fish him landing 4 before calling it quits for the night.
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It was good to see you again Rich. Aaron was suppose to bring one of those flashlights to me but I never seen him again after he helped with the give-aways for a while, as I took a break. How much was he selling them for? Sounds like you had simuliar experience as we did, one nice ling and the rest were smaller. Did you try for or catch any macks?


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Re: [fishley] Thanks to everyone that showed up at the Bash In reply to
I somewhat resent that statement about us who stayed around Buckboard being lazy. Im not trying to raise any blood pressure but most of us probably expected there to be Burbot around Buckboard due to THE EVENT BEING HELD THERE! If I knew we would have to drive or walk 5 miles I would have since we drove so far to fish. I love staying in shape and walking long distances but I guess I should not have assumed anything. Dont get me wrong I still had fun but if everyone wanted the Burbot out of the Gorge so badly, I think there would have been more effort to point us in the right direction. I understand about paying dues and learning a body of water. Although, when so many people drive so far for a one day event there should be a little more direction than "...find a rocky 45 degree point and they will be all over it". From the people I have talked to, this event may have had a negative impact on encouraging anglers from eliminating Burbot IMO. Anyway, enough of my whining. Thanx again for the event. Thanx to Fishley and others for the info they shared.
Later,
Chris
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Re: [fishley] Thanks to everyone that showed up at the Bash In reply to
"the minnow looking grub in 4'' with glow would be the ticket.......... "

I used a Berkley 3-4" glow in the dark minnow that looked somewhat like a burbot and that is what we caught most of our fish on. The macs especially liked the minnow jig. Too bad my kids used them all up, now I'll have to find more.
We walked quite a ways North of Buckboard along the cliffs to get out of the wind and away from the crowds and we had really good success for our second try at the burbots. I used the information that fishley told me last year to improve my catching of the burbots.
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Re: [cap110680] Thanks to everyone that showed up at the Bash In reply to
One of the things you'll learn about the Gorge, no matter the species you're targeting is it does get "hotspotted". It's not because of this website or another, it's simply based on anglers spreading the word, and it travels fast. Whether it's kokanee in the summer, lake trout during the fall, or burbot in the winter, those of us that fish the Gorge a lot see it for sure.

For someone like yourself, traveling so far to fish, it makes the most sense that you would target areas where you see the highest concentration of success. Burbot success has been high at Buckboard, but it was earlier in the season. You've got to figure because of it's accessibility it gets fishing pressure. Nothing wrong with that. If anglers want to find other areas to target on their own, a map pays huge dividends. The Flaming Gorge Map by Fish-n-Map Co. helps a ton. It shows most of the main dirt roads accessing the lake, depth contours in the reservoir, and even the old river channel.

I try new spots pretty often, and like Fishley said, some are way better than others. Rocky points and drop-offs near the main channel is where I've had my best success, hands down. If you look at the map I'm talking about, you can see these key areas. If you don't have a map and look at the reservoir itself, those areas are also apparent. The old river channel has left scars in the reservoir shoreline in the form of cliffs. That's where the main channel swings closest to shore. I like to fish just above or below these areas when targeting burbot, for example the cliffy area just above Buckboard or the cliffs across from Holmes Crossing.

The organizers held the Bash at Buckboard this year because of accessibility, facilities, safe ice, and close proximity to burbot fishing. Based on that, it was a great location. Using Buckboard was decided back in Nov-Dec when all the planning was initiated. The other option was Firehole and I suspect fishing would've been even tougher and based on this year's turnout, parking would've been a problem.

Hope that helps some, Ryno
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I popped my head in and asked Aaron if he had any of the lights after talking to you. He said he did and would be out in a minute. Sure enough soon as he came out he went to his truck and got one. Charged me $10 same as on the website. Once again if anyone is looking for a good light to charge glow products Radical Glows UV light is great. It's not a normal led light. The UV is what you need.

Matt tried for a mack while we were drilling holes trying to find a about 15 to 20 ft of water to target the burbot. Marked a lot on the finders but nothing that wanted to eat.
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Just got mine in the mail yesterday from Radical Glow. It really works good. Kind of suprised meTongue.; Looking forward to using it this Sunday.Fishin'
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You will love it!
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Great turnout. I ended up catching 3 slimers at Big Bend in about 20'.
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