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Fish: Colorado River Cutthroat

Hope you aren't sick of Cuttys..Tiger Trout

Post By: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 6/25/2020 12:47:18 PM     Points: 57    
Tuesday I shared the fun underwater footage of the group of Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, my buddy and I came across. Today I share the actual fishing from that day. It was a really fun day although fairly grindy...All the cuttys we got were outside of that main pool from Tuesday's video.

We landed some really nice ones and I think they look 2x better fresh out of the water then in. I also managed to catch a fish with my net, after sitting there, motionless for 10 minutes. My buddy also landed a close to Master Angler Tiger Trout. Had some really nice shoulders on it. Got some fun release shots underwater of it too. Everything C&R this day.

Fun way to escape the heat fishing with a friend! Weekend is coming up and we're FINALLY going dispersed camping deep in the mountains! Hope you all get to go out and get into some fish!! Tight Lines Everyone!🎣

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 Reply by: 3wayfisha      Posted: Jun. 25, 1:51:39 PM     Points: 265    
nice! I know that lake :D going up all 4th of july weekend to do a tour around the mesa..taking tons of scuds, wooly buggers n wooly worms..any more bites on scuds besides that one in the video?
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jun. 25, 2:07:52 PM     Points: 57    
3wayfisha

Awesome! Hope you do well!! A few from the fingerling tigers they stocked but that was it.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Jun. 25, 6:28:14 PM     Points: 38411    
Looks like my kind of place! Great video guys! That tiger was a hoss and the cutties were very nice. Next week I should be posting some cuttie pics myself.
 Reply by: Eyefishing      Posted: Jun. 25, 6:46:19 PM     Points: 1986    
cool video guys, nice tiger also.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jun. 25, 7:19:12 PM     Points: 57    
bron

Always appreciate the kind words bron! If you like trout fishing for the uncommon beautiful species, this area is the best imo. Last time we hit that lake, my buddy Remy and I got 2 20"+ ones! Nice man, i'll be looking out for that!!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jun. 25, 7:19:47 PM     Points: 57    
Eyefishing

Appreciate that!! Fishing for these species is a lot of fun but editing the film for it, can be just as fun too! Tight Lines!
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Jun. 25, 7:20:00 PM     Points: 68    
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jun. 26, 10:35:17 AM     Points: 57    
SirGreg88

Thanks SirGreg! The fish def made that video!!
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: Jun. 26, 10:53:53 AM     Points: 5235    
Great fish and video as usual, I just have a question about the type of cutthroat. How do you identify the Colorado River strain from the Greenback strain?
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jun. 26, 11:35:35 AM     Points: 57    
not too old to fish

Thank you for the kind words! TBH I'm no expert on the identification of the two, but I know it's hard to tell from the research I've done...Seems that one of the safest ways to know is just hit specific waters, East or West of the divide. IDK how Greenback populations are in rivers but I figure that would be most challenging to decipher...I just know these are Colorado River Cutthroat because we're WAAY West of the Divide, and we don't get greenbacks past that point (I think).
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: Jun. 26, 10:50:43 PM     Points: 5235    
IT doesn't appear there is much in the looks of the trout that would separate the different strains. The following article is interesting:
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Based on the article it appears you are correct on your ID. Keep up the good work as I think we all enjoy your Videos.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Jun. 27, 1:37:50 PM     Points: 262    
Beauties! Nicely produced video! I need to make that walk/ATV ride down to those lakes,itís been a few years! I went after the spawn and I never seen so many bait fish and I was fishing from shore! 🎣🍻🤙
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jun. 28, 7:14:26 PM     Points: 57    
not too old to fish

Thank you very much for sharing the link! Haha I hope so! Sorry for the late reply, left work early Friday to go search for big browns all weekend in the mountains, just got back.

bharper

That's awesome, hope you can get up there soon! we were up pretty deep all weekend...It seemed like a mad house up there today when we drove out.
 Reply by: devon234      Posted: Jun. 28, 8:35:38 PM     Points: 168    
cutthroats are the prettiest fish in the state and the tiger trout are pretty cool looking too.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jun. 29, 10:16:50 AM     Points: 57    
devon234

They're gorgeous, these aren't near the biggest i've caught but I feel they're by far the prettiest...I think some of the tiger trout are up there with them in looks too.
 Reply by: randog      Posted: Jul. 1, 12:27:34 PM     Points: 1649    
Never sick of cuttys
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jul. 1, 4:26:01 PM     Points: 57    
randog

Good to hear! Those are some beauties man! I'm hoping I can land a nice blood red one someday, like the one you got on the far left!!
 Reply by: randog      Posted: Jul. 18, 10:46:29 AM     Points: 1649    
The shallower the lake the brighter the red. At least from my experince..
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Jul. 18, 6:21:21 PM     Points: 68    
I just threw up a little in my mouth. Please don't post any more fish picks. NOT!!!!
 Reply by: dang1      Posted: Jul. 22, 12:14:24 PM     Points: 0    
color comes from diet from most research i've done. some of the alpine lakes I fish are 60-90ft deep glacial cauldrons and the cuts look like someone spilled red paint on them.

never the less beautiful fish

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