If you happen to hook and land what may appear to be an odd-looking fish...something you have never seen in your local trout stream before, don't panic! No, it is not some exotic snake head hickey fish...or some new half marsupial half carp Frankenstein fish secretly introduced to Colorado streams by a mentally unstable Australian ichthyologist. It is a white sucker. And they may, in fact, be the only truly native fish you have ever caught in your favorite local stream. So treat it with respect!
I caught this sucker out of Boulder Creek the other day. When I hooked it I thought it must be a very nice-sized brown...nope! Guess that is what I get for fishing bait (i.e. San Juan Worm).