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Big cutthroats at Strawberry Reservoir

HEBER CITY — Anglers are catching big cutthroat trout at Strawberry Reservoir.

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Ryan Houston shows the 30-inch cutthroat trout he caught at Strawberry Reservoir on May 14, 2010.

Photo courtesy of the Ryan Houston family

Ryan Houston of Pleasant Grove is one of the latest to find that out.

Ryan was fishing with his family at Strawberry on May 14, 2010 when he hooked a gorgeous 13-pound, 8-ounce Bear Lake cutthroat. The 30-inch trout had a girth of 20 inches.

With the help of his three-year-old son Ryder, Ryan brought the monster in on 4-pound test line. Ryder got the thrill of his life as he helped his dad reel the big trout in.

Ryan caught the fish using a white-colored 16-ounce jig. He caught the fish on the Soldier Creek side of the reservoir.

Houston isn't the only angler who's caught a big fish at Strawberry recently. Cliff Bowden of Salt Lake City also caught a similar cutthroat during the same week Houston caught his.

Bowden's fish was about 31 inches long. He didn't weigh the fish before releasing it. He caught the fish from the shore using a Rapala.

Strawberry Reservoir is now completely free of ice. Most anglers are reporting fair to good success at Utah's most popular fishery.

Before fishing at Strawberry, please see the regulations on page 30 of the 2010 Utah Fishing Guidebook.

The guidebook is available at wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks.

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