Colorado Cutthroat Trout

Here are some amazing photos of a large Colorado cutthroat trout we caught on the South Fork Rio Grande River near South Fork, Colorado.

Colorado Cutthroat Trout

We were fishing the South Fork Rio Grand River, about 10 miles south of the town of South Fork, Colorado. It was early October and the Aspens were in full bloom.

South Fork Rio Grande River Colorado

We had fished the area the day earlier and knew this fishing hole had some promise, and it only took 2 casts for Mike to land this beautiful cutthroat trout.

Trout Fishing on the South Fork Rio Grande River

Colorado Cutthroat Trout

Colorado Cutthroat Trout

Colorado Cutthroat Trout

You can see the YouTube video of the catch here.

Mike and I both have GoPros and I was using mine, primarily to get some great underwater video.

Colorado Cutthroat Trout

Colorado Cutthroat Trout

I think we played with this cutthroat trout so long that he finally started to get a little mad, or at least he looks like it.

Colorado Cutthroat Trout

You can really see his anger here.

Mad Cutthroat Trout

It was a lot of fun catching and videoing this trout. He was a great fighter and gave us some incredible video.

Colorado Cutthroat Trout

Colorado Cutthroat Trout

We thought it was time to unhook the cutthroat and let him return to the river.

Colorado Cutthroat Trout

Colorado Cutthroat Trout

This catch was over but there would be more catches to come. It’s hard for any Colorado fishing trip to be bad or a waste of time when you have this scenery to enjoy, while waiting for that next bite.

South Fork Rio Grande River Colorado

Here’s the minnow spinner lure Mike used when catching most of the trout on this trip.

Blue Fox Vibrax Minnow Spinner, 1/8-Ounce, Rainbow Trout/Silver
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Blue Fox Vibrax Minnow Spinner, 1/8-Ounce, Rainbow Trout/Silver
  • Great for muskee, pike and bass fishing
  • Balsa wood design keeps the lure semi-buoyant for a realistic retrieve
  • Flashing spinner reflects light into the water, driving the predatory instincts of game fish to initiate a strike
  • Spinning action disturbs the water, drawing in fish that may not otherwise see the lure
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2 thoughts on “Colorado Cutthroat Trout”

  1. I have to say, I don’t know much about the joys of catching fish, but the scenery is just incredible. I would spend the whole day in these parts just to sit in stillness and meditate.

    I like it that you let the fish back into the river. I never went fishing because I am just uncomfortable with the killing of any living things, although I love to eat fish!

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    • We do keep some fish to eat at times, but the vast majority of the fish we catch, we release back into the river.

      I’m with you on enjoying the outdoors, even if not fishing. The nice thing is that I find I spend more time outdoors when I’m doing something like fishing.

      Rick

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