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Fishing Fun in the high country

Spent last week with my son up in Craig. He was scheduled for a knee surgery so I went up a day early so we could get a day of fishing in. We hit a small sub-alpine lake that he knows of filled with graying and native cutthroats. The ride in was great seeing several deer and 4 small bull elk in velvet. Once at the lake it was as beautiful as I thought and could not wait to wet a line. Weather was the only draw back and it started to rain right after we got out of the truck. Oh well that is why they make rain gear. Once to the fishing spot it did not take long and I hung a cutty. Fishing was pretty good catching a fish about every 10 minutes or so. After about and hour I finally hung my first grayling. Got it to within 5 foot or so of the bank and it spit the hook. Another hour past catching several more cutties but no more grayling. Started to think it was not going to be my day then finally luck shinned down and I landed this nice little 14 1/4 inch grayling. I was amazed at the colors when it was in the water and very happy to finally land one. Ended up catching another later that day and lost another one too. Not bad landing 2 grayling and about 20-25 cutties. Rain continued and got worse so we packed it in and went to town to warm up, dry off and get a warm lunch. Next day was the surgery which went very well so all in all it was a great trip with my son and catching a new and PB fish.

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Grayling are awesome looking

Grayling are awesome looking fish... congrats as that appears to be a good sized one as well! My girlfriend and I spent the weekend in the Craig area as well, she drew a 3rd season 3/301 buck tag so we went to get the lay of the land. It sure is gorgeous and green up there right now! Saw about 10 deer, numerous pronghorn, then lots of elk and moose in RMNP on the way back home of Trail Ridge Road. Sure is tough coming back to work after awesome time outdoors like that!

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They are very cool fish and I

They are very cool fish and I did not realize until I caught the first one that they had  the iridescent blue color to them. We see lots of deer up in 3/301 so you should have no problem filling her tag. Lots or public ground to cover so bring the bino's and cover the ground until you see one she wants to take home. The area is always nice but looks unreal right now as green as it is. Very unusual to see it this green at this time of the year. Cool on all the other critters you saw also. Makes for a great trip when you see all that.

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I've only caught one grayling

I've only caught one grayling and that was out of Joe Wright or Chambers (can't remember for sure) on the top of Cameron Pass. Congrats again!

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Awesome! How do those taste?

Awesome! How do those taste? I have heard both good and bad.

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Not sure on taste as we

Not sure on taste as we released these. They had to be 16 inches to keep and the best was 14 1/4. I have heard they are very good but that is second hand info. Plan to get back and get a few and find out for myself.

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Now that looks like a fun way

Now that looks like a fun way to spend the morning!!  Nice looking fish! 

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