Post By: Mattastrophy Posted: 6/9/2012 10:57:23 PM Points: 302
Took my daughter to the town lake in Buena Vista while we were visiting Grandma and Grandpa and she is still tearing it up with her Pink Princess Pole.
I had a question though. I thought I have caught cutbows before, but the one she brought in was a little different. Can any of you confirm what this fish is? (I know in the photo she is covering alot of the fish) There was no rainbow to be seen at all. This lake usually has nothing but browns, at least that is what I have always caught there, but this fish was different. A darker back, but no other colors. No red spots, no rainbow ... There was a little yellow under the gills and a little on the gills. Handsome fish, but new to us.
She is getting a little more comfortable holding the slippery fish, but at least she giggles and enjoys herself! That is all a Daddy could ask for!
I can't tell by the pics what it is man, sorry. But like you said, it's all about the fun, memories and the great time you both have. Congrats on the fish and very cool that you take your daughter out fishing. We need to pass on the wonderful fishing to our youth.
Great photos, especially the big smile! From what I can see of the fish, it may be just an older fish, could be a cutbow, or male rainbow. The freshest, sexually immature trout are really bright, and and closer to their spawning, they get darker. The easiest way to identify a cutbow is it looks like a rainbow, but with a red/orange slash under the jaw. Straight cutthroats have the slash, but with a different pattern of spots.