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#12803679 - 06/24/18 11:51 AM Headed for the High Country
Flags Offline

Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 294
Loc: Athens, TX
Getting my rig ready today to push out for CO in the morning. I will push straight through to my mother's house and spend a day with her and then go through Fort Collins and up the Poudre Canyon to Cameron Pass. That will be the first stop since I want to fish Joe Wright Reservoir. That lake has Arctic Grayling and Tiger Trout (a brown/brookie hybrid) in it. I'll put the tube on it and see if I can get a few.

Arctic Grayling

Tiger Trout

Then I will head towards Rand and set up a camp near Pass Creek. This little creek is full of Brook Trout up to 11 inches.

From there I can make side trips to Granby Reservoir to fish for Lake trout and Kokanne Salmon. There is a lake just past Granby called Monarch and it has some really good Brown Trout and Brook Trout in it and there is a river that flows out of it and goes into Granby that has Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, Brown Trout and Cutbows (a rainbow/cutthroat hybrid). Occasionally I take a Lake Trout out of the river as well. Sometime during the time I am there I will head to Zimmerman lake to try and catch a Green-Backed Cutthroat (CO's state fish and an endangered species).

Brook Trout

Lake Trout

Kokanne Salmon

Brown Trout

Rainbow Trout

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout

Cutbow Trout

Green-Back Cutthroat Trout

When I leave the high country I will spend a little time on the prairies. I know of a lake with some decent catfish and my brother told me about a lake they put Tiger Muskies in. Got to try and tangle with one of those in the tube!

Tiger Muskie

My goal is 10 species of cold water fish plus the muskie and cats. I'll also be on the lookout for deer, elk, pronghorn. moose, bear, cougar and bighorn sheep. When I return I will put up a post that should be pretty picture heavy.

Cheers Y'all!
Retired Navy Chief Signalman
NJROTC Instructor Hebron High School

#12803684 - 06/24/18 11:55 AM Re: Headed for the High Country [Re: Flags]
banker-always fishing Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 45037
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Have a safe trip Flags! Enjoy the cool weather and crystal clear water! Looking forward to your post and pictures when you return. thumb

IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

#12803753 - 06/24/18 01:37 PM Re: Headed for the High Country [Re: Flags]
Laker One Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 12503
Loc: San Antonio TX
Wish I was going with you! woot That is one way to the beat the HEAT! flame Have a safe and enjoyable trip. Looking forward to reading your post and looking at a bunch of pictures when you get back. woot

#12806478 - 06/26/18 03:08 PM Re: Headed for the High Country [Re: Flags]
Gnab2 Offline

Registered: 02/10/16
Posts: 106
Have a good trip

#12807323 - 06/27/18 09:08 AM Re: Headed for the High Country [Re: Flags]
Gitter Done Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 12051
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Hope you have a safe and enjoyable trip. Looking forward to your post!

#12808231 - 06/27/18 08:39 PM Re: Headed for the High Country [Re: Flags]
canyoncreek06 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 690
Loc: Victoria, TX
Sounds like a great trip in the making. Be safe.

Columbus took a chance and he made it.

#12809326 - 06/28/18 04:07 PM Re: Headed for the High Country [Re: Flags]
Pot licker Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/22/17
Posts: 1135
Loc: SW Texas
Be safe have fun and take lots of fish pics!!;)


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