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Biggest rainbow you ever caught?
I was just curious to see what is everyones Biggest Rainbow?:think: Mine is 19 1/2 inches while runnin Diver and Shrimp for SteelHead.
29 1/2 inches - Mill Creek
27 1/2 inches - Walling Pond
25 inches - Walling Pond
25 inches - Crane Prairie
26" 7lb, caught it on a single mikes shrimp salmon egg in pink, on 2lb xl trylene. Caught it while canoeing the PA grand canyon, my old stomping grounds.
Damn them are some pigs guys. Makes mine sound like a baby.
My best was a 26" from Walter Wirth, but it was a planted brooder. Still, it was a great fight and a lot of fun. I released him to a brother angler that was hungry. The largest "wild" fish I ever had was only about 17", from Detroit Lake. It was released back to the water to grow some more.
26 1/4. Mine was a planted brooder also, out of Clear Lake on Mt. Hood. A few Family members from our camp caught several larger than mine though.
Mine was 21 &1/2" outta Crane Prairie when I about 13. I gotta get me another pig, its been too long, these stories are makin me itch.
Caught a nice Rainbow on the American River in Folsom, CA about 15 yrs ago when i was 8. Fishin a night crawler and a marshmellow on the bottom of a deep channel. Caught it on a little blue and white Snoopy pole. My dad set the hook and I reeled it in. Don't remember the measurements, sorry, but it was north of 20" and 4#. :shock:
23" @ Union Creek
7-8 lb range, Clark Canyon Res. Montana. Not a big deal for that lake, they average about 5lbs there. It's about 25 miles s. of Dillon in SW Montana, if you're ever in the vicinity, wet a line and HANG ON!
32 in. FROG LAKE :dance:
The biggest rainbow I ever caught that wasn't a sea run was 15" long 3 3/4" tall and 1lb 2oz. Slow trolling a ford fender and a worm.
the next one will be the Biggest......... that's why i keep going
I don't know how long it was or how much it weighed but here is a picture...Gerrard Rainbow Trout.
I've been real lucky. I have spent a lot of time fishing some of the lakes in B.C. (Eutsuk, Quesnel, and many others) The biggest Rainbow I ever caught was out of Quesnell it was close to 10lbs. got him my first time ever fly fishing. But at Eutsuk the rainbow average close to 5lbs. It is so far from anywhere that it only see's an average of 100 fisherman a year. Not bad for a like thats 90 miles long. My best in Oregon though is 24" out of Krumbo Reservoir in Eastern Oregon.
Now that's a monster!
Biggin At Salish.
Biggin At Salish.
That was 29". Salish ponds on Powereggs. Good day for 2 Happy kids.
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Wow!!! Where those caught by the dock @ Salish?
Yea at salish and no, Far from the dock.
Rainbow--29" 9#ish, Madison river, MT.
rainbow--28" 7ish (snake lookin' freak) E fork gallitin river, MT, 6 weight fly rod..sculpin pattern.
Brown--34" 10#ish Clark Fork, MT, august, Hopper patern (dry) 6 weight fly rod..15" off the bank.