Re: McCloud river rainbows
Nice fish. Those are pretty rainbows.
I have a suggestion if you are releasing the fish though...It's not a great idea to lay them out on rocks and dirt while you take a picture. It can damage their slime coat, get things caught in their gills etc. If you are alone and want to take a picture, the best thing to do is hold them in one hand and take a picture without laying them down on the ground. Try to get them back in the water as fast as possible and remember to wet your hand before handling them.
I've taken my share of pictures with trout laying on the ground next to my rod but ever since someone pointed out to me the harm it can cause, I try not to. If you are going to let the fish go, you might as well do everything you can to ensure its survival.