Dan, nice fish.. I got a buddy that did that before... he said it was pretty sweet. I think we, as "enthusiasts", should leave Spirit lake alone. If it needs to be continually "sampled" than do a "lottery" for interested anglers... I bet you could drum up some serious interest... even make them pay for the opportunity to go there... I would pay. if the public gets ahold of this, it will get destroyed, and people will think that, because the rainbows are so big, maybe they should put bass, or browns, or triploids in there... imagine how big those would get? oh, the possibilities..... its inevitable..... those arent happy with 19" rainbows.. and will want 21" browns. etc.... Spirit is an anomaly.. (sp)... lets leave it for science.... not every lake should be destroyed by us. that is, unless they need help with the research.