View Full Version : First ever visit to Shadow Cliffs - REWARDED with MONSTER!

01-07-2014, 06:12 PM
I spent about 30 minutes writing up a play by play on my day and the subsequent trout I landed, which happened to be my new Personal Best.... just as I was about post, the page timed out and I lost everything!!! Oh well.

At any rate... Here are the pics. Great day, which started out frustrating by not catching anything but a small shaker trout, which was too small for even my frying pan.

Water temp 49 degrees and clear. Visibility to about 10 feet. Some grass floating in the water, but nothing too bad. Overcast and a slight wind at times.

Arrived at 8:30ish and on the water by 9ish

Trolled the entire lake using Mepps (2 colors), kast master (gold 1 oz), green rooster tail and 3 different colored and various sized Rapalas.

Landed the rainbow trout on Old Faithful: Jointed Fire-Tiger Rapala and trout scent.

In the net!!!

6.5 lbs, 22 1/2 inches and 7 1/2 inch girth

Jezebel the Jeep and Patricia Ann (home built flat bottom skiff) ready for the HAPPY RIDE HOME!!

01-07-2014, 06:15 PM
What a hawg trout! Really cool boat as well.

Congratulations on that fish,

01-07-2014, 06:17 PM
Nice fish!!

Fish on!

01-07-2014, 06:47 PM
Very nice! That place will surprise you with a hog every once in a while. Congrats on the PB!

01-07-2014, 07:51 PM
Nice fish! Great work! I gotta try that place one day seems like every year I see hog pics from there!

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01-07-2014, 09:18 PM
Very nice! Gonna have to make it out there myself one day.

01-07-2014, 09:56 PM
Way to go OTB! Nice boat and jeep.

FYI, I have lost to many post to what you described. I now just write the reports on my web mail and it is saved as a draft. Then copy paste in. Save a lot of frustration.


01-08-2014, 08:29 AM
Ditto on the boat, a professional-looking job.

I used to have a lot of problems with that time-out thing, so did similar to what RnF said - I fired up Notepad (now Wordpad). But lately on Fishsniffer, while I'm typing there's a little yellow message that says ""Auto Saved" which pops up every once in a while... it's doing it now... doesn't seem to have a constant time between saves, the last few arrived after 15 seconds, 45 seconds, and a full minute.

I'm letting this thing time out now... ok, it's been sitting here for almost an hour - so there must be something at work here that I don't remember setting up?

This post is mostly off-topic anyway...


01-08-2014, 08:40 AM
i went out there on monday, my first time too. i also caught one right away on a dodger/worm combo (smallish 13") but that was it for me for the day.
glad to see you got a pb. nice looking rig! i didnt spend too much time on the lake maybe about three or four hours. i graphed schools of fish, however i didnt have what it took to get em.
there was a boat that was putting the hurt on the fish, boat said "trout pirate"

01-08-2014, 09:21 AM
"Trout pirate"......that guy is a regular at shadow cliffs; he kills them the majority of the time.
If you can get a chance to talk to him, he's always willing to talk about the lake if he has time.

01-08-2014, 08:27 PM
Well done! That must of been a blast to reel in. Cool boat by the way. Thanks for posting.


01-10-2014, 11:06 AM
Nice catch! Hoping to get out there tomorrow.

01-11-2014, 04:59 PM
Congrats - Great fish !