Picture of the Day: Ice-Off Rainbow

Written by: Jason Danley, Falcon’s Ledge

Ice-Out Rainbow

Early in the season, big trout like this one often abandon their usual wariness and feed with abandon.

photo by Dave Danley

Ice-off is a special time on stillwater lakes. Here in Utah, we have had a mild winter and warm spring, and a few lakes are starting to open up. This huge rainbow was taken by guide Dave Danley at Falcon’s Ledge on Saturday, March 10th. Easily running 8lbs. It ate a leech pattern, as it was cruising the shallows looking for easy meals. By the size and girth of this giant, it seems to be feeding well on all the forage in our home stillwaters. This ice-off season should be one to remember.

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