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cut-throat trout below sakakawea dam?

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I heard there are some sizeable cut-throat trout below the sakakawea dam that could be caught on the fly-anyone ever try it or have any info? Wondering when the best time to go would be? thanks in advance.

redhooks

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Have you seen the picture of the new state record trout? 31 lbs I believe. Most people get the big ones real early or real late when I have been there. I see people fishing it around Xmas time.

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hey Blake- i did a search and found a pic of that brown and all I can say is UFF-DA! 35" and 31 lbs that thing is faaat. Anyway I think it said it was caught at Garrison,is that below sakawea? Otherwise I'm still looking for some info on teh cutthrout below sak? Thanks-

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I am originally from ND, Garrison is below Lake Sakakawea. It is in the Garrison (Contact US Regarding This Word) tailrace that all of the big trout are caught. I know there are lots of 8-9 lb cuts that are caught every year. The state record is a little over ten. I am not sure about fly fishing for them though. I am a flyfisher myself but never pursued trout in the tailrace. Lake Sakakawea is a very interesting fishery. It can be very very good but it can also be quite bad since the water levels fluctuate so bad. I pretty much grew up on that lake and experienced the lake in its prime(about 7 years ago). I caught a lot of 22"+ smallies flyfishing, as well as monster pike. There is also a very good Chinook salmon fishery there, I was fortunate to tangle with one while walleye fishing. Sorry for rambling, Dan.

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