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Fish: Colorado River Cutthroat

Incredible Day!

Post By: the fishing dj      Posted: 6/18/2015 3:07:37 PM     Points: 25870    
My Dad and I decided to do another overnight trip up in the hills, but this time in search of some big wild cutties. After a long and tough hike in with our tubes, we made it to our little lake, and both of us got into fish immediatley. Long story short, after fishing two lakes, my Dad ended up with 10 fish (9 cutties and one brown) with his biggest being a 20in male cuttie. I ended up with 7 fish (5 cutties, 2 browns), with my biggest cuttie at 20in, and my biggest brown at around 17in! We both got the majority of our fish on a #6 BH bugger with a #14BH hares ear behind it, and it most of the fish were sitting in 10+ft of water eating the nymph on a super slow retrieve. All fish were released.
Tight lines,
Rob
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 6/18/2015 3:11:54 PM     Points: 45486    
I was hoping that you would post some pics Rob! Looks like you had a great time. I hope we can find some of those kind of fish next weekend!
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 6/18/2015 3:13:38 PM     Points: 622    
That cuttie is beautiful! Good hustle man!
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 6/18/2015 3:20:02 PM     Points: 48709    
just beautiful Rob.. I've never caught one with those colors!
 Reply by: bluecollarguy      Posted: 6/18/2015 4:08:33 PM     Points: 43    
Looks like a great time on the water with some dandy fish, props! Ah to be young and free and able to fish at will!
 Reply by: robsdad      Posted: 6/18/2015 4:57:15 PM     Points: 122    
A fantastic trip with Rob. Here's a couple more pics and a bonus photo of DJ unmasked! All ready looking forward to the next trip with a great son and fishing partner.
 Reply by: Ajreed8      Posted: 6/18/2015 6:23:47 PM     Points: 1292    
Fins up to you and your dad. Looks like an amazing day and an absolutely beautiful cuttie!

Still need to get a day out on the water with you guys! I will be in touch soon...
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 6/18/2015 6:24:39 PM     Points: 28824    
Beautiful fish guys! Hope we get some like that at Fall River...they are in there. Sounds like a great day.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 6/18/2015 6:59:26 PM     Points: 28824    
You sure you and your Dad dont wanna head up Sat. and camp? Got 2 open seats in my truck for the Fall River trip.
 Reply by: the fishing dj      Posted: 6/18/2015 7:07:14 PM     Points: 25870    
Thanks for the offer, but I can just make it on Sunday. My dad has some things going on on Sunday, and he wouldn't be able to stay overnight. I'm riding down with Kev-O though, and we'll be there bright and early to go catch some fish!
Also, Thanks everyone! It was a blast of a day, and one I won't soon forget!
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: 6/18/2015 7:24:18 PM     Points: 52252    
That's one sweet cuttie dj! I've yet to catch one that nice.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 6/18/2015 7:32:43 PM     Points: 28824    
The 28th KevO
 Reply by: moorefish      Posted: 6/18/2015 11:26:05 PM     Points: 125    
Looks like a great trip. Just curoius...what approx elevation were you fishing at? I had a backpacking/fishing trip planned this week but I changed plans because of the snow in the high country.
 Reply by: the fishing dj      Posted: 6/19/2015 6:43:16 AM     Points: 25870    
Approx. 9200f andt no snow at this elevation, but my guess is you would still find snow if you went up to 10,000ft.
 Reply by: NativeCuttie      Posted: 6/19/2015 8:30:35 AM     Points: 380    
Great fish nice job guys.
 Reply by: lil hooker      Posted: 6/19/2015 9:33:45 AM     Points: 719    
great looking time you had.. Really miss your videos!!!
 Reply by: wickedfisha      Posted: 6/20/2015 8:13:25 AM     Points: 1482    
Looks like a pretty amazing day and your hard work with the hike in paid off. Somehow, that little lake you were fishing does not seem affected by the high water and run off. What's up with that?
 Reply by: the fishing dj      Posted: 6/20/2015 12:45:38 PM     Points: 25870    
The lakes are up high enough that they just iced off about 3 weeks ago. There is a tiny (about a foot wide) little stream connecting the few lakes in the area, and because it is just a lake to lake creek, the lakes stay at a fairly set level year round. I can tell you that all of the other creeks in that area are muddy, blown out, and impossible to fish.

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