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Fish: Colorado River Cutthroat

Big beautiful Cuttys

Post By: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 10/21/2022 6:40:29 PM     Points: 305    
Did a little hike to a lake around 11K with my GF and it didn't disappoint! Cool and crisp weather, with a lot of beautiful scenery on the way in. Partly cloudy and the wind wasn't bad until around the time we were leaving. We hiked in with our belly boats and waders on, which made the hike a little more grueling but worth it.

We got to the lake and caught a good handful of beautiful cutthroat trout, on 3 different lures. 1) HD Trout from Dynamic Lures, Ghost Cutthroat Pattern 2) 1/8oz Black and Yellow Panther Martin 3) 2" swimbait, tadpole pattern. It was in the afternoon when we arrived and with the cold weather up high, not much bugs and in turn didn't see many rises...Mostly all of our bites came in deeper water in the lake. Forgot my fly reel in the car so didn't fly fish, although not sure how long I would've lasted doing that. The water was frigid, and after handling a fish the hands would be burning lol.
Below are pictures and a video link of the day. The cutties we caught were all gorgeous and we also got some really cool footage of them underwater, since the water was crystal clear! Hope you all enjoy! Not too many big hikes, if any left in my year.

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 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 10/21/2022 6:40:49 PM     Points: 305
Some more pics of the day
 Reply by: Wmdunker      Posted: 10/22/2022 5:58:04 AM     Points: 463
Beautiful trout. If that is the lake I am thinking of, that is quite a hike in waders carrying a bellyboat, but it looks like it paid off. Some real cold for the high country coming this weekend. Who knows, it might be an early freeze up. Thanks for sharing your experiences, since I can no longer make those hikes myself.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 10/22/2022 9:40:27 AM     Points: 280
Beauties! Nice work!🤙🎣
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 10/22/2022 2:02:31 PM     Points: 305
- Wmdunker

Probably is, if you know it, the mountains sort of give it away. It was a little bit of a grind getting in to be honest lol. But ya it's always worth it, just wish I would've brought wool socks too, the water was so cold I couldn't take it for more then a few hours. Ya it's going to be brutal up there. Hopefully some early ice in the future!!! Always happy to share my reports!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 10/22/2022 2:02:54 PM     Points: 305
bharper

Thanks Harper! Going to try the rivers I think Monday
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 10/22/2022 7:59:18 PM     Points: 280
A friend of mine said the Colorado was like mud but the Roaring Fork was fishable
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