Typical length: 35-60 centimetres (14-24 inches)
Typical weight: 2.27–6.8 kilograms (5-15 pounds)
Ontario record: 18.5 kilograms (40.7 pounds)
Key Identifying Characteristics:
The rainbow is a popular fish because of its fighting ability, dash and beauty. It rises readily to a dry fly floated downstream with the current. It will also take a range of spinners and plugs, as well as various salmon egg baits and yarn flies.
In the Great Lakes, most rainbows are caught trolling spoons and minnow imitating plugs.
* - Scientific information sourced from Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources
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