Alright, so we’re out here on Yellowstone
Lake with Captain Mark. Captain Mark, come over here and say hi to the folks here. We’re doing a little lake trout fishing
[Mark] How’s it goin’? [Andy] We just caught our first lake trout
and immediately got on another one but apparently it was a cutthroat? [Mark] yep [Andy] and it got off just as we got it to the boat, so. Anyway, let’s see if we can catch some more. [Mark] alright. [Mark] This one is a cutthroat — nice fish. [Andy] We got the video runnin’. [Mark] There you go. I’ll tell you what, we’ve go a rule for handling them. Get your hands wet. [Mark] The cutthroats in this lake are as big as you’re gonna see. [Andy] Isn’t that beautiful? Look at that. Never caught a cutthroat before. Let’s let him go. [Mark] Yeah, we’ll put him back. There he goes, safe and sound. [Mark] Today is actually my last day fishing. ‘Cause I’m on my, I’m on my weekend– there we go!. [Andy] Oh–this one? [Mark] This one right here. [Andy] Whadda we got? [Mark] Another cutthroat. [Andy] Wow, I thought so, it was fighting pretty good. Would you say that’s another average sized? [Mark] Yeah, right about, maybe a little shorter, but… [Andy] Beautiful. Beautiful fish. [Mark] Good for him to go back? [Andy] Yes sir. [Andy] I wanna get more lake trout for the food, and to get ’em out, but on the other hand it’s more fun catching the cutthroats. [Mark] Absolutely. [Mark] That was not size have an average fish 15-20 years ago. I mean they were, average fish was more along the lines of like 14-18 inches. I mean, now we have, because the lake trout are in, the average size of a cutthroat’s gotten so much bigger because those are the fish left that the lake trout can’t, can’t mess with them. I mean, now, if you see a Bald Eagle dive in and grab a cutthroat outta here, my boat partner the other day saw one go and grab one, probably about a five pounder, and
starts flapping off, but gets about 3 tries, and then finally
decides it’s not worth it and drops it. [Andy] Because they’re too big. [Mark] Yeah, and that’s
why you don’t see Osprey around here, because Osprey just can’t handle a fish that big. [Mark] It almost looks like a fake backdrop. [Andy] Yeah it does. Y’know, if you didn’t catch anything on this trip, who cares? Well, actually I do care. [laughter] But stil… [Andy] Snow skiing… eh! there we go. [Mark] Yep. [Andy] That’s a lake trout, isn’t it? [Mark] Yep. [Andy] All right! [Mark] More dinner. [Andy] They’re required to kill these fish before you bring ’em in. I don’t know if you can see… [Mark] Give ‘im a few whacks, and the lights go out. [Mark] Here we go. [Andy] We’re doing him a favor, really. [Mark] A little smaller, but that’s still good eating size. [Andy] If you wanna make the fish look really big, you hold him like this. [Mark] Exactly. [Andy] All right, here he comes. [Mark] Keep ‘im comin’, keep ‘im comin. [Mark] Lake trout. [Andy] Lake trout! All right! And he got himself off. [Mark] Yeah. Good manners. [Andy] That is the sign of a good fisherman, when it’s hooked so poorly that it comes off as soon as you get it in the boat. [Andy] There we go. That is my dinner. Sharon will eat the other two. [Mark laughs] [Andy] Lemme tell ya, this has been a blast. [Mark] Awesome. You’re a pleasure to take out. Seriously. Sometimes you run into people, they just seem like they don’t want to be on vacation. [Andy] That’s not good. [Mark] Oh, no. Especially here. [Andy sings] Saint Peter don’t cha call me, ’cause I can’t go, I owe my soul to the company store. [Mark] That’s a fantastic song. [Andy] That is a great song. [Andy] You’ve got some pretty good-sized boats there. And they come on a trailer, right? They trailer ’em in and trailer ’em out every year. [Mark] Yeah, all these docks get taken out, in, probably right about, a week. [Andy] Wow [Mark] Hey. [Andy] It was a blast. [Mark] It was. You made it a blast, though. You enjoy those fish. [Andy] All right. All right. Take care. [Mark] Definitely.