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Greenback Cutthroat season

 
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Jul 15, 2017 12:10 |  #1

The Greenback Cutthroat season has come and gone in Colorado. I finally visited a lake I knew had these Cutthroat and luckily found them in the inlet stream in abundant numbers to allow for photography. To get to them I had to hike into the Neota Wilderness, a pretty strenuous hike with wetsuit and camera. The water temperature was 5 degrees C, 41 F.

The spawning run was in full swing the last few days of June and the first three days of July. After that, it was as if someone flipped a switch and they were gone.

Small shallow inlet streams allow one to lay on the bank and reach out guessing at the framing in my Nikon AW1.

Here is the result:


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And a photo of the female or hen digging her redd or nest:


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This is the only endemic trout in Colorado.

The EXIF selection does not let me select the correct camera and lens. I used the Nikon AW1 with 11-27.5 Nikkor zoom lens. Post processing was done in Photoshop CC. The Nikon has an underwater white balance setting that I change from 4300 K to 39p0 K to obtain a more accurate color to my eye.


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Jul 15, 2017 12:28 |  #2

That should be 3900K in the above but editing it produces all kinds of quandaries including moving my images so I am leaving it as is.

There is no EXIF selection for the Nikon AW1 with 11-27.5 lens so I picked the closest to allow me to add to my gallery.




  
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Jul 15, 2017 14:04 |  #3

Great photos of an awesome fish! Almost looks like the fish in the 1st photo have VIE tags behind the eye -- any idea if these were stocked as fingerlings?




  
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Jul 15, 2017 20:05 as a reply to  @ percopsis's post |  #4

Yes, some were stocked as fingerlings. The Game & Fish folks are running a program of sorts and so have marked maybe 4-5 years of hatchery reared fish. They removed 70,000 fertilized eggs this year and replanted 60,000 fingerlings. Not sure how they counted the eggs but there you have it.

The VIE tags are easier to see in other images. In the image in question they are not as bold as in other images. I have no idea if they tagged all 60,000 they put back this year.




  
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Jul 27, 2017 15:31 |  #5

Great shots. Really like the spawner.



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Jul 27, 2017 15:35 |  #6

Have to add one I caught/captured. The first image is a panoramic. No fish was harmed I practice C & R:


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Jul 27, 2017 15:38 |  #7

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Have to add one I caught/captured. No fish was harmed I practice C & R:


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......ummm.....am I seeing teeth....uh, like human teeth? This guy have dentures?


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Jul 27, 2017 20:11 as a reply to  @ saea501's post |  #8

A little PS fun. Borrowed a friend's smile.



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