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Name: Rocketvet Date: December 15, 2016 Rating:
 
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Decided to brave 33 degree temps and a light dusting of snow and took the boat to Offut Lake for a few hours. Water temp was 39-40 degrees. Not a single other boat or angler from the dock seen. Trolled for 2 hrs and caught 2 in the 14-15 in range within the first 30 min. Then the bite stopped dead. Tried different speeds and colors before heading home to watch the Hawks game. Calm to no winds and my portable heater made it very tolerable. Beautiful afternoon on the lake but not nearly as successful as other recent trips to Offut. Ramp was a bit slick but fortunately no problems taking out. Might try again Saturday.

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Name: TMBob Date: December 13, 2016 Rating:
 
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I went back to Offut Lake today to see what I could do with more effort into bottom fishing after catch two nice Bow's yesterday in less than 30 minutes. Much colder today as there was a bit of a North cutting wind.

Got there a little earlier today based on the lunar calendar. I was told that some one else was down at the dock when I checked in and ran into the fellow at the parking lot. He had gone back home to get a warmer coat and was just getting back. As we walked down the stairs to the dock, I was very anxious to see where on the dock he was fishing because I want to try the same spot as yesterday. Well, he had a 2 pole setup with a tackle store right where I wanted to be. I was really thinking I could possible limit today till I saw this.

He had one fish already when I got there and promptly had 3 strikes only to miss to and have one come off while I had one nibble. His action was very steady and ended up with his limit in 2.5 hours, all nice Bows about 14".

He allowed me to use his spot as he gathered up his tackle store and I managed to catch one and miss one and at had to go.

I rated it a 4 because it was a very good day for someone and I was consistently netting his fish for him!

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Name: TMBob Date: December 12, 2016 Rating:
 
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After reading the Winter Trout article from Jason Brooks this morning, I got in the car to try Offutt Lake especially because I saw that it had a nice dock to fish off of.

Had the place to myself and did my usual thing which is casting Kastmaster lures. Just like when I went to Tanwax I had no expectations of catching anything since this local seems to be a big PowerBait fishery like Tanwax is from the docks.

I tried my main sizes and colors and only had one quick "pull" that was it! Having gone all this way and not catch anything I was anxious to see if the fish in the lake matched the pictures that I saw online, which all good sized fat Bows so I threw out a slip sinker with 2 Pink PowerBait Eggs with a White one that was sitting in the dock with about a 3 foot leader.

Not even 3 seconds after I semi tighten my line to have that belly look, I had a nice Bow onwhi h proceeded to come off as I was about to get the hook out. Guessing 16-18" and about 2lbs. I was glad that he did not swallow my bait as I would prefer to catch and release my fish. I had about 15 more minutes left before I had to leave and started to rain. A few cast yielded nothing
but I was not patience after those cast to much. One last cast and I bellied the line and waited. This time about 2 minutes and I noticed a nibble. This time it was a super fat football sized 16" 2.2 lbs Bow that unfortunately swallowed the hook.

I must say, if plunking is your gig, having two fish on in about 20-25 minutes is not bad based on what I have experienced so far this winter. I wished the Kastmaster would have worked better like it did at Tanwax.

Based on what I saw on the docks and benches, it seeems that Pink/White swirl Power Eggs and Orange and Lime Glitter PowerBait were being used.

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Name: Milas Date: June 10, 2016 Rating:
 
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First time fishing the dock at the resort.

Weather was cloudy, with light rain on and off, light wind.

Lines hit the water about 8:00 AM, but no strikes for about an hour or so. Other folks were landing fish, so we knew they were there.

Figured out they wanted pink salmon egg power bait about 2 feet off the bottom in 15 ft of water.

Between the wife and I, we landed 7 rainbows ranging from 10 to 14 1/2 inches.

Had several hookups that spit the hook.

LOTS of bait stolen. Went through most of a new jar of power bait.

Rain got heavy enough to run us off about 12:30.

Overall, a very good day.

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Name: Rocketvet Date: February 22, 2016 Rating:
 
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After taking a week off from work to look into some heart arrhythmias I've been having, I couldn't resist heading out for a few hours on such a beautiful day. If I'm going to have a heart attack I might as well be doing something I love right? I used some of that free time to spruce up my little 12 footer with new electronics, carpet and other little goodies. Even built "Seahawks" planer boards and a homemade mast! I'm on a mission to show what can be done with this little old boat this year. But for now just a short drive to Offut Lake where a recent cutthroat stocking got my interest.

On the water by 9am, crisp and beautiful with a slight wind. New Garmin worked beautifully and I marked fish all over the water column. Fishing was slow with no bites on a variety of spoons, flies, worms, power bait or spinners for the first 3 hrs. Those fishing from shore were reporting the same. I usually am a hardcore troller for trout but I tried drop shot and jigging too....nothing.

Then I rigged an orange Macks wedding ring tipped with an orange power egg on the lead hook behind a rainbow dodger and 5 min later a fat 18 in. rainbow slammed it and put up a decent fight. I was on the downrigger, 15 ft deep, 50 ft back in 22 ft water trolling at 1.3 mph. Not long after that I landed a 15 in Brown on my long line. She bit at a rainbow colored spoon with no dodger or weight set 150 ft back. Gets a bit tricky setting that far back in shallow water but I've had more success that way.

Two fish in the cooler on 2 bites then landed 3 small baby bows in the 6-7 in range safely released. The orange wedding ring was the lure of the day.

Had to leave the lake by 2 to get fitted for a 30 day heart event monitor, ugh, just when it was getting fun.

Although the bite was slow I had to rate it at least a 3 as I'm back on the water doing what I love and hopefully can continue to do for many more years to come. Even caught my first Brown! This new hobby/lifestyle started last spring and I've fished in over 30 lakes in less than a year!

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Name: Sokol87 Date: May 22, 2015 Rating:
 
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Went trolling around the lake from 0800 until 1300, got a number of bites but lost a couple and then landed a nice 5.75 lb rainbow. After that we spent the next couple hours fishing from the resort dock and landed 4 more that were decent size using powerbait. The rest of the dock seemed to be doing well also. Looking forward to our next visit!

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Name: Sportsman-1 Date: April 27, 2015 Rating:
 
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Caught this nice Big Boy in 12 feet of water on a count down minnow.

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Name: beemer5106 Date: April 25, 2015 Rating:
 
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Took my son out for the first time today. Was a little worried about the fish not hitting. After about 10 mins worries gone. Hitting left and right. We had our limit in about 2 hours. Great experience for my son! Glad he enjoyed the time out will be easier to take him out next time!!!

Power bait was the trick today.

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Name: Sokol87 Date: April 18, 2015 Rating:
 
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Amazing day out, not a cloud in the sky. Temp was between 50 to 70 degrees. Caught a nice 3 lb 6 oz rainbow within the first 30 minutes from the resort dock with power bait. Mostly little guys the rest of the day, about 8 in, and they are always fun on an ultralight with spoons since they love to put up a fight.

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Name: Lindajean Date: March 19, 2015 Rating:
 
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Had a very nice day fishing from the dock at Offutt Lake resort. I caught 5 trout...4 cutthroat and one rainbow. The rainbow was 16 inches...the cutthroats were ranging from 9 to 12 inches. I did lose one that was about 5 lbs...got it in the water to the dock but it surged under the dock and broke my line...broke my heart but will try again another day. Saw another person on the dock have the same thing happen to them. People coming in off of boats were reporting no fish caught. Saw a lot of fish jumping yesterday. Very enjoyable day.

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