Two giant rainbows caught in mid-January

By: Jim Matthews

Two behemoth rainbow trout were caught at two different Southern California lakes in mid-January. John Estrada of Victorville reeled in a 15-pound rainbow at Hesperia Lakes, while George Tebelekian of Los Angeles caught a 20-pound, 3-ounce rainbow at Santa Ana River Lakes. Tebelekian’s fish is the largest rainbow landed in Southern California during our urban trout season.

Both big trout were caught on pretty standard trout fishing fare. Estrada was fishing with rainbow PowerBait when his big fish hit, while Tebelekian was fishing with a Trout King plastic trout worm.

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