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Utah Lake Cattin' 5-2-14

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Utah Lake Cattin' 5-2-14
4 of us tuber-tooner types met up at American Fork Boat Harbor (Utah Lake) this morning for a cat-fest. Got 'er done. Air temp 51 and water temp 54 at 7 am launch. Both dropped a bit when a stout south breeze blew in for a couple of hours. Final water temp was about 57 around 1 pm.

There was TubeBabe and myself, Waljustia and high n dry. The first three were tubing and HND was in his pontoon. We were all dragging carp meat and/or chub minnows (the left handed blue-eyed ones). Took a while for the fish to wake up in the cool water. TubeBabe (who else) scored the first couple of kitties a bit after 8...and then Waljustia whupped a nice one for his basket.

I had been messing around in shallower water, looking for whities or whatever. The fish seemed to be holding in 5.5 to 6 feet for those that were getting bit. So...I moved back out to deeper water. As soon as I got in the ZONE I started getting action too. In fact, I ended up with about 10...which was about double what any of the others scored.

There were no skunks. We all got fish. Mostly nice 22 - 24 inch channels. Some "Willard-sized" under 20's. A few chunky little mudders and TubeBabe got one 6" white bass on a minnow. I pitched a lot of plastic and had a few light hits. One of those light hits turned into a cantankerous kitty of about 24 inches. Much fun on my light whitie rod. And, we got fish on both minnows and carp meat. Although I think the largest cats hit the carp better.

Waljustia had to bail out for work detail about noonish and TubeBabe and I weren't far behind him. HND had the whole day off and stayed out to make the best of it. Hope he scored a few after we left.

Water inside the harbor is five to six feet out from the ramp, but only about 3.5 feet between the two rocky points at the harbor entrance. Saw very few fish on sonar inside the harbor and only got one smack on plastic. Might be fish under the docks but I didn't take the time to work them.




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SCATTERED FLOATILLA.jpg (348 KB)
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WILLARD SIZE.jpg (347 KB)
JIG MUNCHER.jpg (310 KB)
BLING BANGER.jpg (296 KB)
LITTLE MUDDER.jpg (335 KB)
GLENN'S GOODIES.jpg (360 KB)
WALJUSTIA WINNINGS.jpg (396 KB)
TUBEBABE'S TAKEHOME.jpg (663 KB)
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