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vanish 06-04-2013 10:00 AM

Interesting Alpine Fish
 
In an area full of these fine brookies:

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We also caught a few of these:

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It was probably 50 to 1.

Some would say they are just a brook trout like the first, but I don't know. They have a slightly forked tail. NO colors to speak of and NO vermiculations on the upper body or dorsal fin. The upper body is looked like somebody coated it with glitter paint.

What are your thoughts?

williamhj 06-04-2013 10:51 AM

Re: Interesting Alpine Fish
 
My guess is splake???

kglissmeyer1 06-04-2013 11:38 AM

Re: Interesting Alpine Fish
 
Bull Trout. Protected in most states.

Kelly.

vanish 06-04-2013 12:35 PM

Re: Interesting Alpine Fish
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kglissmeyer1 (Post 561816)
Bull Trout. Protected in most states.

Kelly.

Having caught bull trout in Montana and BC, I'd be inclined to agree.

Small problem. These were caught in central Colorado.

stl_geoff 06-04-2013 01:34 PM

Re: Interesting Alpine Fish
 
They have found fish in places they werent supposed to be before. Go tell the conservation department or the fishery department or maybe even the local TU chapter what you found, maybe you discovered something new?!?

Poke 'Em 06-04-2013 06:41 PM

Re: Interesting Alpine Fish
 
I vote splake, or possibly juvenile lake trout. Leaning toward laker, actually.

4peace1piece 06-04-2013 11:08 PM

Re: Interesting Alpine Fish
 
Were you upspring to a certain reservoir?

vanish 06-05-2013 09:22 AM

Re: Interesting Alpine Fish
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 4peace1piece (Post 561983)
Were you upspring to a certain reservoir?

Hey, that would have been a good answer! But nope, South of the divide.

shortyb 06-05-2013 10:38 AM

Re: Interesting Alpine Fish
 
I'm leaning towards splake, I have a buddy in CO that has caught a good sized one colors/shape exactly like those.

countr21 06-07-2013 03:04 AM

Re: Interesting Alpine Fish
 
Those are lakers. I explore a lot in the back country of Colorado, and I'm finding more lake trout being stocked in the high country by the CDOW than ever before. There are lakers high up in the Rawahs, James Peak Wilderness, Indian Peaks Wilderness, and the Wemuniche (sp??). When lake trout are stocked in high lakes and streams, they just tend to gravitate toward "regular" trout behavior and people love eating them, so I guess the CDOW is introducing them in some places.


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