Post By: the fishing dj Posted: 3/14/2013 2:27:55 PMPoints: 25870
I have heard rumors of whitefish in the Poudre, but never seen or caught one. I would love to add these to my list of species, but I hear they can be tough to catch. Any advice would be nice, as i am a young angler looking to expand my fishing beyond just trout on the Poudre. Tight Lines, Rob
I'd like to catch one here in CO - I've been catching them when I lived in Michigan, off the Ludington and Frankfort piers late in the season (Nov). They would bite on salmon eggs and were tough to catch because their mouths were pretty fragile. They are my favorite smoked fish to eat - hands down.
I've caught them in the White River and the Roaring Fork. They're very common in certain sections of the White, and can be a lot of fun. Very rare on the Poudre. My wife has helped electrofish it several times and they've only pulled up a handful.
dj - the mountain whitefish is a different species of fish