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Old 05-21-2012, 09:45 AM
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The problem with rainbows attaining large sizes is that they do not live very long, at least in the Southeast. It is my understanding that they seldom live longer than four years, while browns can live much longer and thus attain much larger sizes. So in order to have big rainbows, you really need fertile streams filled with bug life.

I understand Steve Moore, biologist for the Park, rarely shocks any rainbows over 14 inches.
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