Wheeew...., The Scout Ice fishing trip is over!!! As we headed south on I-15 6:30Am Saturday Morning, We were still deciding on were to go? Radio conversations between vehicles debating where to go continued until Utah County. It came down to Scofield or Strawberry? As we hit the Orem exit, My Brother decided to turn off and go to the Berry.
We went to the Marina area and it was almost completely full with vehicles at 7:45 Am. We took the snowmobiles off the trailer and decided to drop off the scouts approx 200 yards southwest from the Marina.( in retrospect a big mistake.) There were a lot of people out on the ice in the general area Saturday morning!!! We were in 26 to 41' of water and we only had one NICE 21" Cutt in 3+hours through the hole. A lot of small bites but with all the novice fisherman, they struggled to hook them. Around 11:00 AM bad weather came in with wind and snow which made for terrible conditions! We decided to load up the bunch and head to Rockport. Arrived Rockport around 1:30PM and found no parking on the west side, so we went to the east side campground and unloaded the Sleds and headed to the East side ice. As we came onto the ice, we decided the ice was too thin on the edge for the Sleds, so we left them on the lake edge. Two guys were just leaving and told us they limited out on trout in just a couple of hours. It was only 8' in depth there. The max depth we found was 10' in the area. We decided to use the exact same holes as the previous fisherman and right off the batt I landed a really nice huge perch, then another within just a few minutes, then a really nice 18" brown. After that the bites just stopped? Around 4 PM , one of the kids finally landed a nice rainbow and we had a few more in just a few minutes. We left just before Dark and while we didn't catch many fish, we all had a great time!!! I did try to call out on channel 12 at both Strawberry and Rockport for other BFT members, but didn't get any response?