Pictures of the Day: Late-Season Cutthroats in Colorado’s High Country


Written by: Phil Monahan

Jon Hill High Country Cutts

The colors and spots on the trout in these mountain lakes are amazing.

photo courtesy Jon Hill

We’ve previously posted twice about Colorado angler and blogger Jon Hill‘s forays into the Colorado mountains in search of cutthroats. (See here and here.) Now he’s back with some pics from his last trip, which he sent along with this note:

As winter fast approaches, I wanted to get to the high-country one more time before the snow started falling. My friend Daniel and I hit the trail early and hiked to a pair of lakes close to Denver. I caught the only fish at the upper lake, but she was a beauty and put up a great fight. We then made it down to the lower lake and both caught a handful of smaller cutthroats with some amazing colors. It was the perfect end to a great year of hiking!

Jon Hill High Country Cutts

You don’t run into many other anglers after an hours-long hike.

photo courtesy Jon Hill

Jon Hill High Country Cutts

That thing is a football.

photo courtesy Jon Hill

Jon Hill High Country Cutts

Perfect fall weather for a last visit to the high country.

photo courtesy Jon Hill

Jon Hill High Country Cutts

See you next summer!

photo courtesy Jon Hill

Share this with your friends:






Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>