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River: Uncompahgre River
Fish: Cutthroat Trout

Ridgeway cutthroat...

Post By: TeamGR3      Posted: 5/6/2015 9:25:21 AM     Points: 1556    
Took the family to Ridgeway state park, had a spot to camp 88ft. from the river, we would hit it in the AM. when the sun was still behind the Mountains- beauty of a place never being there. We used crawfish pattern flies-nymphs-and pink eggs, wow cutthroats are some good fighters, we targeted all the pools and boils below all the chutes-very productive. 1 cutty was in the 5lb. range, and we hooked bows, browns and of course cutties that fought better than I ever expected. I even got my 13 yr. old to get off the video phone games, he was surprised to see what he caught. My 13 yr. old used a micro rod reel setup-we watched him fight about 10-15 minutes due to the line stripping action but he pulled 1 in-wshhh... I set him up with a HD brown trout, it was destroyed for all you non fly fisherman.
 Reply by: TeamGR3      Posted: 5/6/2015 9:27:37 AM     Points: 1556
more pics..
 Reply by: TeamGR3      Posted: 5/6/2015 9:28:14 AM     Points: 1556
file is too big for pics...
 Reply by: TeamGR3      Posted: 5/6/2015 9:28:49 AM     Points: 1556
last pic...
 Reply by: Fisherguyd      Posted: 5/6/2015 9:31:42 AM     Points: 105
Nice fish! No Smallies?
 Reply by: TeamGR3      Posted: 5/6/2015 9:35:11 AM     Points: 1556
No smallies for us in the river-but after speaking to the DOW, she explained that the Federal Gvt. agency that regulates the state park announced a no limit for smallies in the reservoir-so if you are a smallie fan, hit this lake for sure....
 Reply by: Fisherguyd      Posted: 5/6/2015 9:56:11 AM     Points: 105
Oh I know! I am a big Smallie fan. I'll catch them, but I won't keep them or kill them. They are without a doubt my favorite fish to catch, just making sure they aren't getting in the river below. I just hope they don't do something really stupid and drain the lake to try and get rid of them
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: 5/6/2015 9:57:12 AM     Points: 38013
Looks like a fun day!!!
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 5/6/2015 10:17:44 AM     Points: 745
Def a cool place to fish. Those cuts do put up a good fight and there are some pigs in that stretch of the river. You guys fish the lake at all? A guy I work with caught a 30" brown out of the lake over the wekend...
 Reply by: TeamGR3      Posted: 5/6/2015 10:37:21 AM     Points: 1556
I never hit the lake-just the river, I wish I had my old boat, bad back and being a DV vet has slowed me tremendously, slowly getting back into fishing, reason you guys have not seen me on FXR for a minute, looking to hit chatty and the local lakes, but my back has me fishing for about 45 minutes at a time-by summer physical therapy will be done, and I should be posting pics and quips again-tight lines !!!
 Reply by: FishForAll      Posted: 5/6/2015 11:23:07 AM     Points: 15347
Great report!!
 Reply by: jman      Posted: 5/6/2015 6:06:21 PM     Points: 2248
Beautiful fish congrats.
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 5/6/2015 7:52:40 PM     Points: 9172
Good luck on your rehab and keep posting the pictures.
 Reply by: TeamGR3      Posted: 5/7/2015 9:50:33 AM     Points: 1556
thanks guys- will do!
 Reply by: team FMFO      Posted: 5/7/2015 10:14:36 AM     Points: 3339
Nice fish ! WTG.

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