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While I was out hunting this weekend, my wife and her family hit Scofield Reservoir. To say the least they did very well.

The first day they were there they seen a group of people (about 6) catching fish left and right. They talked to the people and they were very informative on what they were using, they were using minnows that they caught out of the reservoir. They let my in-laws and wife use the net they were using to catch the minnows. After they had the bait they started fishing and had absolutely no luck. They tried everything and nothing was working.

The next morning they got up early and went to the same spot they seen the other people and started fishing there and the action started immediately. My wife caught three, but lost several, do to her awful reel (I keep trying to talk her into a nicer reel). My father in law caught three also and lost a couple because they had a hard time getting them into their net.

After all was said and done they had six fish, the smallest being 19" and the largest being 5.5 lbs. I am not sure the length on that one, but when I seen it in the freezer, it looked to be around 24-26 inches. I believe all of them were rainbows, but I am not completely sure. The fish were all very fat and the in laws are getting ready to have a killer fish fry. *()*
 

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Sounds like a good time! That one big one sounds like a regular hog! I havent been to Scofield since ice fishing... I cant seem to justify the drive.
 

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I've been to scofield twice in the last 2 months and caught over 20 each time in about 4 hours. Same goes for my buddy hes brought home 32 fish last outing with his family! It is worth hitting if you can swing it. :D
 

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Geez maybe Ill have to take the ol toon out there and see how it goes. That will have to be a Saturday trip for sure haha.
 

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dang i need to get down there again and take the wife float tubing down there. i ahve not been down there for a least 12 years if not longer. It sounds like the wife and the inlaws had a great time catching some fish. that a realy nice fish they cought.
 

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Nibble Nuts said:
24 to 26 inch trout should be 6+ pounds. Those must be some nice trout.
I caught a cutt at Strawberry last month that went a little over 24" and he was just shy of the 5 lb. mark. But a rainbow or any fish out of scoffield is usually fatter and heavier on average then those in strawberry.
 
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