We’ve been have fun chasing chrome the past few days…
The North Fork of the Clearwater River in Idaho have up this massive slob of a rainbow trout to angler Larry Warren. The beast weighed 28 pounds and smashed the current state record by 8 pounds. But since the fish was sporting an adipose fin, it had to be released and thus, no official record for Warren.
It’s crazy how thick the fish is! I know the Clearwater system is one of the country’s great steelhead streams, but that, folks, is not the physique of a fish that swam up all the way from the mouth of the Columbia! This is for sure a resident rainbow that found himself a gravy train and got fat living the good life.
And since he’s still there, maybe he’ll be 30 pounds the next time!
Saw this baby at a local hobby shop…looks pretty fun! The “Happy Hook’r” even complete with a real rod and reel that you can crank remotely.
I’m glad I didn’t have this thing as a youth because I may have used it for no good!
While surfing the internet for level wind reels, I came across this funny little item: The Bass Pro Snagging Special. Now, I know it was surely designed for the legal paddlefish snag fisheries of the Midwest, but taken out of context here in the West, where we have spawning salmon in the backyard, one could maybe get the wrong idea…