We hiked out to Symphony Lake on the 4th. Our plan was to hike over the rocky hill to Eagle Lake for some grayling fishing, but we got a late start and decided that we probably should just stop at the first lake and forgo the fishing. After sitting there for a moment, my friend noticed small fish darting around under the rocks at the outlet of Symphony Lake. I didn't think that there were any grayling in this one, but it's hard to argue with an eyewitness account. I quickly rigged up a small bead-head nymph and made a few casts. I got this little guy pretty quickly. Small, perhaps...but certainly one of the most beautifully colored fish I have caught and a very fun surprise in such a small mountain creek.
Does anyone know what it is? I know it's related to a dolly, but I seem to remember reading an article about these some years back and there is a more specific classification for these alpine fish.