Another ‘big one' that didn't get away

Another ‘big one' that didn't get away

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STRAWBERRY RESERVOIR -- Remember the big catch made at Strawberry Reservoir we told you about earlier this month? Well, here's another fish tale for you.

Bryant Bunnell of American Fork caught a nearly 30 inch-long cutthroat at Strawberry Reservoir on the morning of Oct. 23. Hey says he was fishing from the shore at about 9:00 in the morning and was using chub meat as bait.

Here's the story in his own words:

"I saw a fish swirling around my bait right before my bubble disappeared. The second I tightened my line, my drag started spinning and I knew I had a big fish on -- but I had no idea how BIG. After a few LONG minutes of working the drag and wearing it out, we finally netted it and pulled it out of the water getting a good look at his size. I couldn't believe my eyes: he was FAT and LONG. As I lifted up the biggest fish I'd ever seen in person, I let out a couple ‘yeehas' and it was pictures and smiles for the rest of the day. A day I'll remember forever, a trout of a lifetime. "

The fish measured 29 inches long, with a 15.5 inch girth, and weighed 8.4 pounds.


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