heck the lines of happy anglers, especially
youngsters, during trout season and you’ll
most often find that their smiles are over
Perhaps no other fish has pleased so many of us who
love to toss a line, as have the tasty torpedoes with a
reddish, almost lavender lateral stripe from gill to tail.
Rainbow trout are the most plentiful and flashiest fight-
ers of the trout family.
Rainbows are more plentiful than brown or brook trout,
and can provide lots of excitement. What other fish is as
quick to somersault itself out of the water at the hint of
a retrieve, in a frantic whirl of flipping, splashing acro-
batics to the delight of anglers young and old?
Those who fish the Great Lakes and ocean share stories
of memorable tangles with steelhead—a strain of rain-
bow trout that spends part of its life in lake or ocean
water and returns upstream to spawn.
Flash, Fight, and Fun for All Ages
By B.J. Small