View Full Version : Shadow cliffs no limit but landed one that weighed a limit 1/24

01-24-2010, 12:39 PM
i had a late start today i had to go eat with the family. i arrived at the lake at 2! got all my gear together then headed straight towards the back side of the lake and positioned myself up wind to drift to cover a lot of water. i was jiggin power worms then tapp tap set the hook to late the fish was gone. then i notice my other pole was bendo fish on the fish did a suicide leap 2feet out of the water a couple mins later landed a nice 2lb hookjaw i felt good that i got the skunk off my back! it was slow after this until i decided to pull up next to a batch of tullies i cast out jig jig slammed like train i knew this fish was big from the hook set after a quick run she turned the other way and leaped out of the water* she couldnt manage to jump out of the water but the belly flop she made said it all i saw how big she was i knew i had back off on the drag cause i was on some 2lb this fish ran like a champion after a 25 min battle she was in the nets reach i land her in the net head first she didnt even fit in my net! i asked the guys on the 1st dock if they had a scale* lucky they had one it was on the 12lb mark when i got home i weighed myself then weighed myself with the fish again it came out to 13lb diffrence =)* thanks to the guys that where on that dock that took the pics of this beauty for me i need to get myself a digital scale that was it for the rest of the day!
and then there are the pictures.

mr. hookjaw got lockjaw on my line!
i think i might need a bigger net soon
Full fin hard fighting trout i give it to her im gettin her mounted.
does anyone know a good taxidermy in the bay area??

Gl TIGHT LINES FiSHON see you on the water!

01-24-2010, 12:47 PM
Tran,sweet fish,has your heart slowed down yet* ;) ;D* Don

gaffers guyjw
01-24-2010, 01:10 PM
Great fish Great job good ole shadow been good for years. thks for the share gaffers guy

01-24-2010, 01:43 PM
that is one nice wallhanger, good job [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

01-24-2010, 02:03 PM
Perrrtty fishy!

By the way, you know you can have the best of both worlds. Have a replica made and then you can eat the fish.

Oh and, what took you so long to post. I see you caught it a month ago. :D


01-24-2010, 03:14 PM
thanks guys.
ahah don my adrenaline is still runnin thinking of the fight today!
michael i just measured his gurth and his length 27 in long 16 in round 8 inchs in width i had a tiger trout mounted a couple years back and gave it to a friend im goin 2 call around tomorrow and do some research on some taxidermys in the area. and whoops i accidently added the 2 the report is from today* :) oh yeah finally got my DD this season ive been on a quest to top off my pb of 21lber caught at santa ana river lakes.

01-24-2010, 04:37 PM
one hell of a trout.. nice tail toO! great work

01-24-2010, 04:54 PM
congratz on a lunker!!!!

01-25-2010, 10:37 AM
Shadow cliffs be giving out some good size fish when you can catch em,That one is a Nice hog

01-25-2010, 10:46 AM
Nice Job A.Tran...That's worthy of bragging...Consistent hard work pays off!

01-25-2010, 10:51 AM
Nice job on the big boy from Shadow Cliffs one fish that size is definitely worth the time.. That's were I got my largest trout.. I'm going to have to get out there and give it another shot..

Fish On,

01-25-2010, 12:53 PM
A.Tran, amazing report and pic of the 13lb whopper :o. Congrats, and thanks for sharing. FISH ON ;D!!!

01-26-2010, 01:24 PM
i agree with you rick ryder just find the pattern and location and its on all day! thanks everyone im heading to los vaqueros tomorrow or la fayette but most likely los vaqueros try to get a striper in the trout mix tomorrow :)

01-27-2010, 01:57 AM
nice fish, it's good to see that the tail is in tac. Must of been in there a while. I grew up about a mile awy from shadow, use to ride my bike there as a kid. I have'nt fished that lake in years. good job. >:(

01-27-2010, 05:03 AM
Nice fish! Congrats!