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Post By: Fishful Thinker      Posted: 3/12/2018 9:02:37 AM     Points: 9245    
Want to see what big trout eat in the Colorado River and elsewhere? We spent some time sampling the river's forage base with biologist Jon Ewert and learned that almost the entire diet of trout over 15" in the Colorado River consists of these...

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Thoughts? CL
 Reply by: Luke the Dog      Posted: Mar. 12, 10:05:22 AM     Points: 34    
Very cool, thanks for posting this Chad
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: Mar. 12, 10:09:18 AM     Points: 3936    
I saw this on your show and I know there are sculpins thru out the river as I used to fish around Hot Sulphur Springs and used Stone flies out of the river for bait and would occasionally get a sculpin . I believe the fly that imitates the sculpin is the muddler minnow, don't here too much about them anymore. Thanks for sharing.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Mar. 12, 10:18:53 AM     Points: 1824    
Who would of thunk?
Match the hatch . . . .very cool,good info there!
 Reply by: JohnnyW      Posted: Mar. 12, 12:22:58 PM     Points: 627    
I'm thinking it might be a good idea to drag a tube along the riverbed.
 Reply by: Fishful Thinker      Posted: Mar. 12, 9:21:27 PM     Points: 9245    
Put JohnnyW down for the Chicken Dinner Winner...! CL
 Reply by: Sleazy E      Posted: Mar. 13, 7:54:15 PM     Points: 447    
No jerk bait, no care. Here’s your opportunity... develop a jerk that looks like a tube. Go!
 Reply by: Fishful Thinker      Posted: Mar. 14, 8:52:10 AM     Points: 9245    
I'm the biggest jerkbait fan around and there is no possible way to catch loads of brown trout faster than with a well presented jerkbait most days. It works year round and catches the fat part of the population bell curve like nobody's business. But....if I'm looking for the 1-percenter size fish, I'm throwing a jig from now on in the CO river...CL