Not all "spring" rainbow fishing is for spawners

LuckyMike

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Made a couple of trips to one of my favorite spots during the first week in May. Caught a few post spawn fish and several "chromers" on chironomids. The bright ones were great fighters and excellent table fare.

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Big Sky

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For those that love to eat trout those looks as good as it gets. It may be sacra religious but I really don't care for trout in the traditional sense. However, toss those beautiful trout you caught in a smoker and I can't get enough of them. Love smoked trout and salmon!
 

mixedbag

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Are they wild rainbows??Never saw any wild rainbows in any streams out here.We do get plenty of wild brook trout and some browns.My 8yr old would be in heaven out there.He's a fishaholic and its a lot of fun taking him out
Nice catch and looks like you have a few great dinners lined up
 

Joe Hulburt

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Those are really nice looking fish. My guess is they are Triploid (sterile by intention) so they maintain their condition thru the spring. Most of the Rainbow Trout we raise here in Oregon are Triploid.
 

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