New Species (for me)

by Terry Farmer

Went to a recently opened mountain creek in Northern NM a few days ago. Had big fun fishing my Suntech Suikei 39 with a level line and flying ant pattern. Caught 11 mystery fish. They looked a lot like trout, which is what I was expecting to catch, but something just wasn't quite right. Later in the day I learned they were Chubs. Wild and native Rio Grande Chubs. They're great little fighters and quite beautiful with orange fins and gill slashes. There's real truth to the old saying "you learn something new every day".

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The fish are slippery when wet.

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