Stillwater "Ice Off"

So life has been kinda crazy the past few weeks. So much so that I haven’t been able to make it out fishing as much as I would have wanted to by now. In the past three weeks I graduated from UVU, went on a 7 day Caribbean Cruise, went Turkey hunting for the first time and finally this last weekend was able to hit a couple different lakes in search for some “Ice Off” trout.

So on Friday (May 17th) I only had to put in 4 hours at work so I opted to show up to work latter and hit Strawberry Reservoir in the morning from 6am-12pm. Fishing wasn’t red hot like it usually is during “ice off”, but I was still able to connect a couple times with some aggressive cutts. The best part of the day was I was finally being able to get out of the city and enjoy time on the water.

Sat. May 18th– Since I hitt Strawberry the day before and it wasn’t on fire I decided to hit a little lake lets call Lake X. Fishing was a lot better. I was hooking up a lot, but kept breaking off these oversized fish. Dang!!! I finally was able to horse one to the net and it was a beautiful Colorado Cutthrough about 22 inches. These fish are awesome, they are my favorite of the trout world.
Travis Gillespie

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2 Responses to “Stillwater "Ice Off"”

  1. joe Says:

    Beautiful fish i don’t recomend you leave that piture of the one you fowl hooked in the nose on there though i personlly thnk that i is an unrespectable way of catching fish even if it is an accident no offense to you though good job again though beautiful fish seriously!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Dr Gillespie Reply:

    Do you mean catching it in the top of the mouth. That happens about 50% of the time Fly Fishing and Fishing in general, when you set the hook upwards when a fish is biting it naturally hooks the inter top lip. All fish were caught in the mouth and not fowl hooked in any way. (I would never post a fowI hooked fish on purpose, thats just stupid) I don’t know what your definition of fowl hooked is, but if you look at the pics close all the Cutts caught at Strawberry were in the mouth. If thats not respectable to you than you are in the wrong sport my friend.

    Dr Gillespie


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