My wife and I were camping to celebrate my birthday. I spent the evening sight fishing to cruising fish and ended up getting into a nice Colorado Cutthroat. It’s always fun sight fishing and I find it especially fun sight fishing to cruising trout in stillwaters. We stalked the banks as it began to get dark. I spotted a good sized Colorado Cutthroat cruising in super shallow – maybe a foot of water. It was awesome just watching him slowly cruise and occasionally taking bugs and munching of scuds off the bottom. I pointed him out to my wife. As he cruised in tossed my bug out and let it sink to the bottom. He approached and I gave my fly a little twitch. The fish cruised over and calmly sucked my scud imitation up off the bottom. Perfect! He exploded on the hookset and my wife couldn’t believe that he ate. It’s fun showing people that don’t really fish some of the experiences we live for. I got him to net and he it turned out to be really decent Colorado Cutthroat still with a crimson gill plate. Seeing fish go tail up for your bugs is a good early birthday present if you ask me!

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Chinese Boy

The ringleader at OSF, Nathan likes well-proportioned fish, moonlit walks by the river, and stripping streamers through dark lies on the dreariest of days. View full bio.