Post By: Mattastrophy Posted: 3/13/2018 3:09:12 PMPoints: 769
I caught this in the hills East of Buena Vista after a rain storm. I did not even think that the water puddle was connected to the very small creek that paralleled the jeep trails we were on. My buddy said cast in there you will catch one. I was skeptical but I did. First cast and with no exaggeration as soon as my lure hit the water I had this fish on!
I expected a brown or possibly a brook trout but when I landed him, this is what I saw. A beautiful trout with yellow under his gills similar to cutthroat but yellow. Bright yellow. A belly that was yellow as well with a little red on the side of his body. It doesn't even seem to have any brown trout in him at all which surprises me because of where I caught him. There is no body of water that carries Cutthroat close to where I caught him ... that I know of.
I assume this is a cross breed of sorts ... cut bow?
Has anyone seen this kind of fish before? Is it an oddity or rarity?
I have just never caught or seen one like this before.
Reply by: Freestone303 Posted: Mar. 14, 11:42:13 AM Points: 442
Cutbow for sure. Remember, individual specimen's appearance will vary depending on environmental conditions and time of year. Do not only is it possible to look different than others of the same species, it can look different from itself through out the year.