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Fish: Rainbow Trout

Giant Rainbow

Post By: not too old to fish      Posted: 12/14/2021 4:10:44 PM     Points: 8374    
Wow, what a fish.
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 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: 12/14/2021 4:16:42 PM     Points: 2700
Jayzus Crise
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: 12/14/2021 5:15:22 PM     Points: 3274
Too bad he has to kill it to get credit for the state record. They should give out medals for releasing one like that.
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 12/14/2021 6:34:13 PM     Points: 72070
Hey. Good for him. He knows what he caught, that's all that matters!
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 12/15/2021 8:07:24 AM     Points: 230
Rainbow trout only live 6-8 yrs----give or take. Don't feel too bad when you keep a monsta. They don't reproduce naturally for the most part either............. Great fish!!!!!
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 12/15/2021 1:52:43 PM     Points: 2651
Verified age of a Rainbow is 11 years! Who’s to say they can’t live longer than that?
Congrats for the C & R.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 12/15/2021 4:31:33 PM     Points: 230
They can live up to 11 years but its extremely rare. That fish didn't have a lot of time left. Whats a couple years among friends?
 Reply by: johnski      Posted: 12/15/2021 7:48:31 PM     Points: 5145
Un friggin real!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 12/15/2021 11:49:19 PM     Points: 315
 Reply by: El Jefe      Posted: 12/16/2021 7:14:15 AM     Points: 312
Just incredible.
Those of us that have caught large fish get an adrenaline rush just seeing a picture of a fish like that.
Cudos on the release.
 Reply by: devon234      Posted: 12/17/2021 7:30:19 AM     Points: 303
as far as how long rainbows live it really depends on which strain of rainbow it it is.
 Reply by: stowe      Posted: 12/17/2021 4:33:07 PM     Points: 421
I saw this yesterday. That's like an hour and a half from my mom's house. I've never caught something like that when I'm there 🙄. I'm equally as impressed with him for releasing it as I am with the fish. Good for him. He has pictures, memories and a story. For some That's enough.
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: 12/18/2021 7:16:49 AM     Points: 2230
That fish was caught 30 miles from where I grew up. I fished the river as a kid. I remember seeing salmon so thick you could walk on em. The Feather and the Yuba rivers fish pretty well. The confluence of the 2 is in my home town. That’s a amazing fish…

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