Fishing the Depths of Yellowstone Lake for Large Cutthroat Trout

Fishing the Depths of Yellowstone Lake for Large Cutthroat Trout

25/06/2013 0 By Shane Boocock

It was hovering around freezing when we left the dock at Bridge Bay Marina on Yellowstone Lake. The sun was shining but that would soon turn to rain, hail and snow as the morning wore on. In the depths of Yellowstone Lake lay some monster cutthroat trout (upward of 11lb) and lake trout (upward of 30lb). Our boat guide was Eric Lane from Michigan, a born and bred lake fisherman and a man determined to find us a big one. The most common form of fishing here is spinning big lures. It took an hour before our first cutthroat was boated, and even Eric admitted the fishing was sporadic but after four hours we had boated six big fish . . . the largest was a +4lb, 22-inch specimen who took my lure on the last cast of the day! For more information on Yellowstone fisheries go to: www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/fishing.htm

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