The Other Cecret Lake

By | July 19, 2007

Many reading this blog probably know where Cecret Lake is in Little Cottonwood Canyon. At least you’d know if you spent any time in Alta during the summer months. Well I found another Cecret Lake…and it’s inspired a renaissance in the passion of fishing I had growing up in central New York (Finger Lakes Region). When I was young I could leave my house on my BMX bike and within a few miles in every direction, have at large and small mouth bass, walleye, bullheads/catfish, and all sorts of pan fish. During the spring and fall rainbow trout runs, we’d retire the spinning reels and rods and grab the fly rods. Those rainbows were pretty easy to pull off their beds…and when you add up a strong current and 3-4 lb trout…DANG that was a fun fight.

At any rate, at my Cecret Lake in the Uintas I recently caught an amazing cut throat using a wolly worm tied to a size 8 hook on the only pole I own right now. It’s a 6 foot Ugly Stik by Shakespeare. I could barely get a 10′ cast with the fly, but that’s all I needed for this pristine inlet about 15 feet wide. I could see these big brown blobs just hanging out at the end of the current from the inlet. Didn’t take more than 5 minutes to hook one. It was the BIGGEST cut throat native…yes, it was native…that I had ever seen…22 inches. Let alone catch!! I took this female home. My pregnant wife wanted fresh mountain run off native trout, so I gave it to her. I won’t be taking many from my Cecret Lake, but I am sure hooking them at will in the evening hours. Want to know where my Cecret Lake is in the Uintas? So do 50 thousand other anglers in Utah. Sorry kids 🙂

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5 thoughts on “The Other Cecret Lake

  1. Midwest Maestro

    I like the outfit. You will make a great dad, as long as you dont append “.com” to your baby’s name. You will probably buy a domain name for the baby, just dont use any “.” in its name. Your mom is looking pretty hot in that post.

  2. Gary M

    Hit The Other Cecret Lake with Fish Solo last night. Yep. It was just as I expected. We killed it. One Rainbow Trout and one Brown Trout.. each over 18 inches. So now I have first hand knowledge of three different kinds of trout living in the other Cecret Lake. Fish, take a break from your Lacrosse Shop more often and come fishin’ with me!

    BTW, we didn’t keep these two. Probably won’t be taken more out of my Cecret Lake. They’re just too beautiful…and we’re not starving.

  3. steve

    Good to leave em in the lake for beauty’s sake

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