Catching & Releasing Utah Cutbow at Panguitch Lake

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Real Estate Agent with Red Rock Real Estate UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Catching & Releasing Utah Cutbow at Panguitch Lake

 

A very successful day fishing trip to Panguitch Lake with My Honey aka Michael! It was 42 degrees when we arrived and thankfully, I triple layered to stay warm until the temperatures rose.

 

This is a beautiful fish! A lot of color means it’s native to Panguitch Lake and wasn’t planted by a hatchery. Another cool thing to know is, this is a cutbow, a mix between a rainbow and a cutthroat trout!

 

A cutbow has the spots and coloration on the body and the red-orange color slash on the near-bottom of the gill covers and jaws but the white tipped fins determine it is a hybrid. White tipped fins are very prominent in trout.

 

During the summer months, you may find us with poles in-hand, baiting hooks, casting lines on any given weekend, catching rainbows, cutthroat and tiger trout and cutbow.

 

We'll see you at Panguitch Lake, where the fish are running scared and getting schooled!

 

 

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Comments (20)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow, great day of fishing with Michael and always fun to get out and do some fishing.

 

Jun 05, 2021 11:22 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

We enjoy the time spent at any Utah lake or reservoir, especially when we catch our limit Will Hamm!

Jun 05, 2021 12:15 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

HI Wanda- it's been a while since we've been fishing. We used to go every weekend, fresh and saltwater. Hope it warmed up a bit for you. 

Jun 05, 2021 12:31 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Wanda - thank you for the lesson.  I am not nor I have ever been a fisherman.  But I do have a tale or two to share.  

Jun 05, 2021 12:37 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wanda my Grandfather was a compulsive fisherman would get up in the weehours to go fishing the joke was he was trying to get away from my Grandmother:) never got the bug, I can count on one hand how many times I went...nevertheless always had fun memories...still remember them, Endre

Jun 05, 2021 02:24 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Panguitch is about 2 hours north into the Cedar Mountains at an elevation of 8,209 feet. That is quite a climb! And yes, it did finally warm up to 60. Fishing is a fun pasttime of ours as well Kathy Streib!

Jun 05, 2021 02:27 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Fishing is something that never caught my attention. I much prefer to keep moving and trying to find my stray ball.

Jun 05, 2021 02:29 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

One time, after using two staggered hooks, one with a worm and another with power bait, I caught two fish at the same time. And they were keepers Michael Jacobs - that was FUN!

Jun 05, 2021 02:29 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

One of our boys loves to fish while the other is happy doing other things Endre Barath, Jr.. They both went countless times with us on fishing trips all across the state while they were growing up! It's not for everyone.

Jun 05, 2021 02:31 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.

Now keep in mind my Grandfather thought it was relaxing....I just love to get fresh fish and eat it:)Endre

Jun 05, 2021 02:33 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

That is something we enjoy as well Ed Silva!

Jun 05, 2021 02:32 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have never had much of an interest in fishing but always enjoyed being on a boat and hanging out while others fished.

Jun 06, 2021 05:13 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

My dad loves to fish Brian England and as a young girl, I'd go with him. It was time spent together that I cherished (especially when there were 8 kids all vying for his attention)! We have a pontoon boat and stay all day on the lake when possible.

Jun 06, 2021 08:09 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Love the picture, Wanda and had never heard of the cutbow fish. That is really a gorgeous fish. You said you fish for fun, do you ever clean and eat them or do you always throw them back? 

We've been enjoying fishing from our dock but, our lake has just a few types of fish - nothing spectacular but, it is still fun for us to catch & release. If they were big enough, I wouldn't mind cleaning and cooking!

Jun 06, 2021 11:46 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Yes, we release the small ones so we can catch them when bigger. We like to fillet and smoke the bigger ones Debe Maxwell, CRS. This fish will taste like Salmon, yum!

Jun 06, 2021 11:56 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Congratulations to you Wanda! What a great time it looks like you had there.

Jun 06, 2021 12:03 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

We are talking about buying or building a cabin up there. Would love that Rocky Dickerson!

Jun 06, 2021 12:14 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

OMG, that IS yummy, Wanda! It's dinner time for me but, I'd venture to say your comment would make my mouth water any time of the day or night! LOL

Jun 06, 2021 03:16 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! it is a lot fun of fishing cutbow at Panguitch Lake in Utah! 

Jun 06, 2021 04:46 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 

What a catch! Such a beauty! I had no idea about why colors matter and what it means for a fish to be "native to Panguitch Lake!" I could only imagine how much joy you have at your Utah Lake and/or Reservoir! Reading your blog post was certainly educational for me! I never even heard of the word cutbow either. That's a great photograph and this is a great story about life at Panguitch Lake in Utah! I'm guessing you have a at least thousand or more fish tales that are nonfiction! I think this would be a great story for a Fish & Wildlife Magazine too. 

 

Jun 08, 2021 07:50 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Fishing has been a family event from the time the boys were old enough to hold a pole and stand on their own. We like to smoke the trout that makes a wonderful meal Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP. Yum!

Jun 18, 2021 09:38 AM