Here’s a nice fat Rainbow being released unharmed. This one was right at the 2 foot size range. Maybe 23″ but I really didn’t measure very carefully. After a while you get used to sizes, I know the joke about fishermen always exaggerating the size of fish but ‘honest’ you get good at calling them and are seldom off more than an inch or so. Seeing really fat healthy fish is just great and not so much worry over size is what makes the fishing good. You will find that I am opposed to excessive handling of fish that are not dead. I believe that if you are going to release them, then get a quick picture and then cut them loose. I won’t let you miss the photo op of your life, however we won’t be keeping fish out of water after a long struggle on the rod & line either.