Gigantic Rainbow Trout

Photo: Josh Giordano

Josh Giordano was fishing a slip bobber with a small swim bait in the Thermalito Diversion Pool on the Feather River below Oroville Dam on Dec. 7 when he hooked and released a huge rainbow trout. He estimated it to be 38.2 pounds, based on the fish’s measurements of 41 inches in length and 27 inches in girth.

But this fish will not be certified as a record fish because Giordano chose to release it back into the water so it could swim another day.

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