Larry Warren of Orofino, Idaho, holds a 28.37 pound rainboat trout he caught below Dworshak Dam on the North Fork of the Clearwater River. The trout is bigger than the state record rainbow but will not qualify for the record book.
Photo by Ken Bonner
This fall, fly fisherman Phil Gonzales landed the biggest rainbow trout of his life while tossing a lure with a spinning rod.
Angler Phil Gonzales landed this 22-pound, 4-ounce rainbow trout while fishing below Fort Peck Dam on the Missouri River last month. Although a die-hard fly angler, Gonzales caught the fish on a spinning rod and lure.
Concerned that 10 years of work to remove brook trout from Soda Butte Creek has been ineffective, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are considering poisoning about 12 miles of the stream just outside Yellowstone National Park to kill the nonnatives.
Across the country, state and federally owned hatcheries raise fish like rainbow trout that are placed in lakes and streams. Often, the fish are put in lakes where the fish can’t reproduce naturally.
Rainbow trout are the species of choice for raising at the fish hatcheries and stocking in much of the West.
Rainbow trout are valued by fisheries managers for their adaptability.
Rainbow trout are spawning right now, cruising reservoir shorelines as they look for a place to lay their eggs.
Douglas Keith holds a 25-inch rainbow trout he caught on the inside of a bend during high water while fishing with a San Juan worm in 2010.
Have you ever been fishing when you realize that you are not going to succeed if you keep doing what you are doing? Well, my buddy Paul Dubas and I came to that conclusion on Saturday, so we switched methods.
Dave Whitworth shows off a large rainbow he caught in November at Idaho’s Mackay Reservoir, which is known for small trout and kokanee.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Dave Whitworth’s goal on Nov. 24 was to coax some small fish to take a dry fly.
Fish surveys this year indicate rainbow and brown trout numbers remain above the long-term average in the Missouri River between Holter Dam and the town of Cascade, according to a state fisheries biologist.
A monster trout caught below Idaho's Dworshak Dam in July has been deemed a rainbow following DNA analysis.
Tui Moliga holds the massive rainbow trout he caught below Dworshak Dam in July. The fish didn't qualify as a state record because Moliga caught it when the area was closed to other state anglers but not members of the Nez Perce Tribe, like him.
NEIHART — Belt Creek, sparkling in the sun as it winds through a rocky canyon of the Sluice Boxes 50 miles southeast of Great Falls, looks postcard perfect.
CASPER — Wildlife officials say the North Platte River will rise dramatically over the next 10 days as part of a flushing flow project aimed at helping rainbow trout.
Fish surveys last year show rainbow trout numbers were more than double the long-term average in the Missouri River between Holter Dam and the town of Cascade.
ARLEE – Three words: Albino rainbow trout.
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