When fisherman think of the Winds, the first thing that comes to mind is gold; and my brother and I struck it rich with just that...well, sort of. The gold the fisherman think about of course are golden trout that inhabit the high alpine lakes here. What a trip it was! We hiked a total of fifty rough miles in four days for the chance to get a hook into some of these beautiful fish and boy did it pay off! The second day in we hit a lake loaded with big goldens and ended up landing ten goldens ranging from sixteen to twenty inches, using spinners. The only thing that matched the beauty of the fish were the glacier covered peaks that surounded the lakes. We also caught small goldens using flies. We had alot of success catching Colorado Cuttroat trout as well. We also caught Rainbows in the fourteen inch range and small Brook Trout. On the way home we hit the Snake River for some snake river cutthroat trout. Here are some pictures of the trip.
A bitter sweet day on Clear Creek
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