This weekend we went to a tailwater of the North Platte river in hopes of monster rainbows, but ended up settling on going to the lake above the river instead. There were waterfowl hunters near the spot we wanted to fish on some private land, and since they pay HUGE amounts of money during duck season to hunt, we decided to go to the lake instead of spooking their ducks. No monsters were landed unfortunately, but we had a great time! My buddy caught the biggest fish of the day, a 17 inch rainbow...not the monster we were looking for, but not a bad fish. I had one fish hit so hard that it immediately broke me off with 6.5lb tippet....Maybe next time I will be the winner!