Fish Explorer Logo
Colorado Fishing
Colorado Fishing  
Login Usr:Psd:
No account? Register now...
spacer spacer
Go back to Main FxR Forum listings
Fish: Snake River Cutthroat

Snake River cutt, Colorado River cutt compared

Post By: Digginjiggin      Posted: 7/18/2017 6:30:20 PM     Points: 502    
My wife and I spent a very pleasant day on Grand Mesa yesterday, put 21 miles on the wheeler, hit 4 lakes, caught fish at 3. Rather than barging in on the Rio Grande cutt thread, I am adding this as a comparison of the Snake n Colorado cutts we caught at two of those lakes. The Snake is the more gold of the two, the other little fish on the stringer are brookies from the first lake in the morning. Probably won't divulge where as last time I emailed the names of 3 lakes and I see he couldn't wait to tell someone else all about them. Not that these fish are anything special, just pretty and I like to add pics of unusual species for our state. Several lakes on the Mesa have them, not too much googling required to find em. Same Kastmaster caught a total of a dozen of the 3 species, kept 5 between us.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 7/18/2017 8:01:29 PM     Points: 23217
I'm pretty sure those are not cutthroats but Artic Bass and Leporad Head Trout. OK, sorry just had a wild hair and had to mess with ya.

Sounds like a great trip and some nice fish. Looking forward to our planned weekend with the girls to hit some of the non named, mentioned, disclosed, advertised or other wise talked about lakes.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 7/18/2017 8:33:36 PM     Points: 415
Beautiful fish! I had a lake a few years ago on the back side of the Mesa that was really producing healthy Snake River Cutts and Bows but lately it has been awful with several goose eggs! Congrats!
 Reply by: Digginjiggin      Posted: 7/18/2017 9:07:00 PM     Points: 502
Messing with me? I am an easy target, especially ice fishing at Blue! Also looking forward to fishing those clear water lakes, the majority are already going into turnover mode.

bHarper, that lake you are talking about is murky, the only one I got goose egged at. Really need a boat or kayak there though.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 7/18/2017 9:37:49 PM     Points: 415
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 7/19/2017 8:25:57 AM     Points: 745
Good stuff Diggin! Sounds like a great time!
 Reply by: Golfprogreg      Posted: 7/19/2017 10:58:29 AM     Points: 38
Nice fish! I still need to add a Colorado cuttie and a Rio Grande cuttie to my resume.

SGM- do they have any of those Artic bass in Pueblo?
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 7/19/2017 11:22:28 AM     Points: 23217
Golfpro, sure they have lots of arctic bass is pueblo. You just have to get thru all the walleyes and bass to catch them.
Operation Game Thief
Call to report illegal fishing/hunting:
Email CPW