35 1/4 x 22 Kenai Rainbow

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  1. longstick

    longstick Member

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    I was lucky enough to have a client landed the biggest wild rainbow most have seen on the Kenai River. I was blessed again 9 days later when an old buddy of mine that owns Alaska Troutfitters called me and needed a larger net for the largest rainbow he had ever seen. After measuring it and looking it over it was the same fish I had touch just over a week before. I feel lucky to have had the chance to see such a fish more then once and hope to see one again sometime in my life. The fish measured 35 1/4 x 22 and was landed on a 7wt 10' z-axis on 10lb tippet and a size 10 hook. Pretty cool.
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  2. g_smolt

    g_smolt Recreational User

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    Awesome, Jake.

    Fish of a lifetime.
     
  3. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith DBA BozoKlown406

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    Amazing.
     
  4. KerryS

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    That pig is bigger than most of the steelhead I've caught. New meaning to fish of a lifetime.
     
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    A fish with that length and girth weighs about 23 lbs according to a chart I found on the internet. Amazing!
     
  6. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    Mind sharing that chart?
     
  7. Nate Dutton

    Nate Dutton I'm a teacher, I fish to eat!

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    Amazing fish! and i thought my 27" was freaking amazing on the Kenai...........Just purely awesome....look at that pig, been eating eggs and flesh all season just getting porky!! ohhh by the way one of the most important things.... GREAT JOB OF HANDLING THAT FISH!!! Looks like you really took care of it.
     
  8. longstick

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    27 inch bows are still studs and should be shown off in photos everytime. Congrats and thanks guys.
     
  9. Randall Dee

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    What a pig. Looks like an OP winter run steelhead.
     
  10. Ringlee

    Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator

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    That Rainbow is huge!!! Pretty much Speechless...
     
  11. Kevin J. Burnham

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    That is the most awesome Rainbow I've seen !! Way to go !!!!
     
  12. Jon Viebrock

    Jon Viebrock Livin down by the river, eating gov'ment cheese...

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    You are the man........
     
  13. Jon Viebrock

    Jon Viebrock Livin down by the river, eating gov'ment cheese...

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    You are the man........the CHI-TOWN PIMP of the Kenai. The nuts and the whole sack too............Ham and swiss with chips! People fish their whole lives and never see a fish like that.
     
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    That is one amazing specimen of a rainbow trout. Congrats to the angler.

    Sg
     
  15. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    wow and it even has its mandible! I call steelhead :p

    What a fish