Pictures of the Day: Goliath Rainbow on the Gunnison

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Todd Shaw has every right to look like that, after catching such a monster rainbow.

photo courtesy Todd Shaw

Todd Shaw—who guides for Willowfly Anglers in Almont, Colorado—sent us these photos of a ridiculous rainbow trout that he caught while stripping an Olive Troutzilla streamer on the Gunnison River. Estimated between 34 and 36 inches long, it is believed to be one of the biggest trout caught in the stretch of the Gunnison between the headwaters and Blue Mesa Reservoir in the last decade, if not longer.

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Todd looks a little stunned after landing this 34-plus-inch rainbow,
but the dog is unimpressed.

photo courtesy Todd Shaw

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