Colorado Fish I’d Love to See at the End of My Line
There are so many fish I haven't caught in Colorado that I would love to catch. These are the types of Colorado fish I would love to see on the end of my line.
While taking a walk in Grand Junction and with perfect timing, I watched a fisherman catch a massive carp. It made me think 'well hey, I'd love to catch a carp.' Well, carp, and a whole lot of other kinds of fish too.
These are the seven types of Colorado fish I'd like to see at the end of my line.
I love to catch and release, which is exactly what I'd do with a razorback sucker. I kind of have to, considering it's a protected fish here in Colorado. It's odd shaped head and weird fins make this a crazy looking fish.
There's something strong and beautiful about salmon and I'd love a chance to catch any kind. This kind of salmon can conveniently be found in Durango. A new lake, Lake Nighthorse, is stocked with trout and kokanee salmon.
Trout, in general, are beauties. I'm excited any time I see one at the end of my line. You can tell the difference between cutthroat and rainbow trout by the cutthroat's heavier spotting near their tail and their red slash.
Although not everyone likes fishing for carp, I do. Carp are huge and to feel that weight on my line would be an absolute rush. Watching someone else catch one make me want to catch one even more.
Graylings are a strange looking fish with a sail for a fin and a silver body. I can't say I can think of a fish that looks like a Grayling. They're usually less than 12 inches but who says size matters?
This is another fish with a crazy look. Its head almost looks like an evolved turtle. This is another protected fish here in Colorado. I just want a picture of the humpback chub and back to the water, it goes.
Even the name of this one just sounds cool. The tiger muskie is a hybrid of northern pike and muskie. The largest fish ever caught in Colorado was a long-snout with a lot of teeth having striped tiger muskie.