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GripngrinDecember 8th, 2006, 8:42 pm
Front Range - Colorado

Posts: 17
Me with a nice cutt. 24" 8+ lps.

Lower Blue River near Kremmling, Colorado, above the notorious "Jurassic Park" stretch.

Took a green egg pattern. It was WHAM and hang on!

Any other good Grip & Grin pics to share out there?

Grip'n Grin Mike
GONZODecember 9th, 2006, 9:58 am
Site Editor
"Bear Swamp," PA

Posts: 1681
A spectacular big buck, Mike--congratulations! Now I'm kicking myself for not trying the Blue when I was visiting Steamboat Springs or Winter Park! :(
TroutnutDecember 9th, 2006, 10:25 am
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2732
Heck of a fish Mike!

I don't have too many grip-n-grin pictures because I'm usually fishing by myself. If there's anyone else there to verify, I don't seem to catch any big fish!
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
GONZODecember 9th, 2006, 11:51 am
Site Editor
"Bear Swamp," PA

Posts: 1681
A likely story, Jason! :) Actually, I sympathize. I have hundreds of fish photos--nearly all of them bad and on old-fashioned print film. Heck, I only recently converted to shooting slide film, which puts me a decade or so behind the digital revolution!
GripngrinDecember 9th, 2006, 3:30 pm
Front Range - Colorado

Posts: 17
David, I'm guessing that Cutt was a Colorado Greenback. I don't believe it was not a Snake River, which are more tan/gold with smaller spots. Heck, we thought it was a Brown till we looked on the computer. After fifteen minutes of tug-o-war he was sooo lethargic,.. we made it a quick photo session. Took the photo with a Nikon 990 digital. Loved that camera. I was an early adopter of digital and used it while I was still guiding. Pictures make for happy customers, bigger tips and more return business.

This was a hell of a day. Mid March on private water where big fish occasionally move through. Actually, we were fishing for Browns gobbling milted green eggs below the Bow's. We both caught 50 between us both, all mostly 18 - 20 inchers, with four or five pigs mixed in.

We fondly remember this as the "Day of the Pigs".

A fellow did catch the new state record Cutt downstream from this stretch last summer. Very controversial because he landed it on a private ranch (aka jurassic park) where they stock big fish, feed them, etc. The fish I caught most likely swam upstream from JP. I don't
think there has been a native river cutthroat that big in Colorado for fifty years.

It is good to be the billionaire -

Grip'n Grin Mike

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