The big one

The big one
25.5 Inch rainbow trout released. The first of 3 fish over 20 inches that day.

Paul Port

Lakeview AR

I went to the Spring River in Arkansas to flyfish for trout with local guide and friend Mark Crawford. I had heard reports of people cathing some nice fish. we were looking for fish to cast too when we saw this fish. I didnt know how big he was and cast at him a couple times. I was using a 5/6 wt TFO flyrod with 6 pound flourocarbon for a leader. The fish took a size 6 mayfly emerger. I fought the fish for 10 min before landing and releasing him.

Species: Rainbow Trout/Steelhead

Date Caught: 12/18/2011

Kept / Released: Released

Region of Catch: Region 2

Length: 25.5 inches


Lure / Bait used: Lure | Size 6 mayfly emerger - fly

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