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Vertical Jigging around 20-25 feet was the answer for some fat, gorgeous Cutthroat Trout at a lake that sits around 10,500 feet this past weekend! For the first 3 1/2 hours, we were throwing flies, crankbaits, jerkbaits, small swimbaits, spinners, and even some spoons...Nothing!!

Coincidentally, we ran into a subscriber to the channel that was out on his pontoon and was getting some nice ones vertically jigging, and advised that was the way to go...I didn't bring a lot of my soft plastics, small jigs, live worms of any kind, or any blade baits either so I felt a bit underprepared...I figured I would try tying on a heavy nymph (Shafer's TBH Gummy Crane Fly) and it worked tremendously....Felt a little weird jigging with a nymph but hey it got fish...

Felt good to go to a lake that has been on our target list for quite some time, and land some nice fish! We got some nice drone shots of the area, even though it is covered in a haze at the moment, and also got some nice film of the cutthroats swimming after releasing!!

Hope you all enjoy the video!!! Pictures of course as always馃帲馃帲

 

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thanks for post. for me the belly boat fishing is my favorite way to go so I really liked the show. Now I have a plan to sink a bugger down deep with a couple split shots above it on the fly rod, and try to make a go of it.
 

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thanks for post. for me the belly boat fishing is my favorite way to go so I really liked the show. Now I have a plan to sink a bugger down deep with a couple split shots above it on the fly rod, and try to make a go of it.
Try using a slip bobber. set the depth and you can be sure you will be fishing the same depth even after landing a fish. Works even for fishing 100 feet deep.
 
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