Photo of the Week #17

Sean Visintainer - 04/30/16

Westslope Cutthroat by Michael Visintainer


Photo of the week is brought to you by the St. Joe River and it's fine westslope cutthroat trout. This really neat angle Michael took of a cutthroat I think is a great example of how fish can blend into their surroundings. With the mix of light colored rocks found on the St. Joe, the native cutthroat's colors are a perfect match. Many of the North Idaho streams like the Joe run gin-clear yet, the trout can still be extremely hard to spot at at times when looking into a pool or run. When fishing water like this, just because you can't see them... doesn't mean they can't see you. Approach the water with a little stealth and you can up your odds of landing more or bigger fish.