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Offline Mandownitis

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Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« on: March 09, 2017, 08:10:41 AM »
Looks like the lake still has the "Big" one.
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Re: Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2017, 10:09:37 AM »
What is the speculation?  I hadn't seen/heard there was an issue.  Muskie?

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Re: Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 10:12:45 AM »
For years there have been stories of Snagger,  this is one from a few years back.
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Re: Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2017, 10:14:42 AM »
We used to go every year, but missed last year.  It is a hoot. 

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Re: Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2017, 10:36:41 AM »
What is the speculation?  I hadn't seen/heard there was an issue.  Muskie?
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Re: Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2017, 10:49:01 AM »
"Migrated from Alder Lake 6-8 years ago"

According to "your" thread from 2011,

http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?topic=65418.0

Snagger was was already 20+ pounds in 2011,  add seven years of growing :yike:

Average life span for rainbows is 6 years, longest ever recorded was 11 years,

The state record for a rainbow (including triploid) is 29.6 lbs

Snagger has to be not only the biggest rainbow ever caught in Washington, but the oldest as well!

  :fishin:

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Re: Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2017, 04:40:30 PM »
Somebody get that snagger  :violent1:

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Re: Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2017, 08:30:53 PM »
"Migrated from Alder Lake 6-8 years ago"

According to "your" thread from 2011,

http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?topic=65418.0

Snagger was was already 20+ pounds in 2011,  add seven years of growing :yike:

Average life span for rainbows is 6 years, longest ever recorded was 11 years,

The state record for a rainbow (including triploid) is 29.6 lbs

Snagger has to be not only the biggest rainbow ever caught in Washington, but the oldest as well!

  :fishin:

 :rolleyes:

No one can be that bad at math.  Unless they really want to believe.
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Re: Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2017, 05:18:49 AM »
This is something that has been part of this lake for as long as can be imagined.
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Re: Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2017, 05:33:14 AM »
I'll be there hope I get him
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Re: Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2017, 10:05:13 AM »
Mineral definitely holds some nice fish. I have not caught one over three pounds there, but I have seen two fish over ten pounds caught and many between 5-10 pounds.

The best part of fishing opening day at mineral is watching the boat ramp when all the drunks try to take out their boats, LOL.


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Re: Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2017, 01:52:23 PM »
I am ready for Snagger.  I have my own poster.
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Re: Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2017, 02:43:47 PM »
I'm going to get him before you  :fishin:
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Re: Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2017, 02:45:26 PM »
That fish is dead.
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Re: Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2017, 05:26:59 AM »
proof  :tup:
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Re: Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2017, 06:21:59 PM »
Is this a invasive lake trout preying on local cutthroat scenario like you read about in Yellowstone?

Probably more like an invasive legend preying on local fishermen.
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Re: Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2017, 07:36:09 PM »
That fish is dead.

Probably, especially if it's fossilized, as per the previous pic.
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Re: Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2017, 07:07:30 AM »
My father lives there and we fish it every year and the brown trout in that lake get up to bout 14 lbs I've seen them and caught and lost them and seen other people catch them snagger is marketed to help the town and loins club make money  :tup:there is big fish thou. fish it enery year I'm 35. The scars on those fish if it comes from mineral are the river otters that live there on occasion. good luck to everybody see you at the derby. Come and support the little town of mineral
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Re: Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2017, 08:12:57 AM »
Opening weekend @ Mineral Lake is a blast.  Here is Bridget & Uncle Bob w/her big fish for the weekend from a couple years ago. 

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Re: Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2017, 05:54:43 PM »
Killer smile, with a nice fish from the barbie pole!  :tup:
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Re: Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2017, 07:01:10 AM »
Anyone plan on getting a derby ticket?
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Re: Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2017, 12:34:13 PM »
no derby this year  :o
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Re: Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2017, 02:23:42 PM »
yep no derby  :chuckle:

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Re: Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2017, 08:21:23 AM »
Wow! That was part of the fun. 

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Re: Opening weekend at Mineral is always a mystery
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2017, 10:16:02 AM »
You have to visit it anyway.  Friday night and Saturday night visit the camp ground and Mineral Tavern.  It is well worth the travel.  Lot's of fun.
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