June 27, 2021

Small Washington Rainbows - May 10, 2021

 I fish a desert stream in Washington State for rainbow trout. The stream is an ephemeral stream and is known for nice sized rainbows. I have fished it before with success in catching larger fish, but at that time the sky was cloudy and is was raining. On this outing I only caught rainbows up to 11 inches. I think this was in part due to the sunny and challenging conditions. Still, it was great fun!


  1. Tom, I loved it. My type of stream and the rainbows are just the right size. Small and tough.

  2. Tom, I agree with Alan. I also agree with you that the fish run bigger if it's cloudy and wet.