I caught one in a private lake, but I'm sure they were recently stocked and don't survive for long with that bright color calling all the predators.
Caught this one in a high public lake last summer. It was stocked in central CO about 5-6 years ago. The lake now contains mostly smaller cutts but this holdover surprised me and my group. I will say that it fought about 5 times better than the cutts we caught. Still swimming btw. Long crappy drive and many miles of hiking. Not worth it if one was targeting Goldens. There are more lakes and Goldens in the Wind River Range of Wyoming.Has anyone caught a golden lately, in Colorado?