Ended up going up to the mile on Sunday with a buddy of mine who was in town, and it was only his second time fishing ever, both times here with me. The only fish that was on my line yesterday felt HUGE. Crushed the Squad Minnow that I was throwing, right after I said to myself that I might have too big a lure on my line. Several head shakes later, line starts getting taken out like I've only ever experienced with landlocked King Salmon. While I'm thinking to myself "maybe I need to adjust the drag again, even though I've already checked it", my buddy hooks into one, first fish on his line in his adult life.
A few more head shakes on my line, and it broke clean off, with my discontinued lure. Thankfully, though, my buddy was able to hang onto his, and it was a nice rainbow, too. Pic will follow.
After, we went to the dream stream, and he hooked a Kokanee which is a fish I've still yet to catch. It was super cool to see him catch those fish, but really frustrating to have such a huge fish break me clean off.
And what makes it even more irritating is that this is the second time in a row with this setup that I've had a fish completely break me off, with 6 pound P-Line which I've really found that I like. But, so it goes I guess! Just wish I could've gotten a better look at the one yesterday as opposed to just the big splash of silver on the first breach.