Been several years since I caught a rainbow this big while I have caught browns exceeding this recently. My possibilities are endless but I probably will smoke one fillet. The other will be cut into chunks and deep fried per wife. I thought about lox but it's not quite thick enough.Probably will go for smoking it. Freezing it now to kill the baddies.
This fish was caught on a part of the river several miles from where trout are stocked and it had no hatchery scars. Native? Not sure, but a good possibility. We do get native born rainbows and brookies but it's mainly the browns that attain good size here.
Scales were tared for the bowl
Edited by MountainHawg - 4/20/13 at 2:59pm