on a dry fly, no less (small grey drake for you flyfishermen out there). prob 22-24ish inches. bunches of fun. i'm 6'4" and 255# if that helps scale it properly. i'm not trying to hold it out to make it look bigger, it was plenty big enough, pic just turned out that way.
and as a bonus, that's not even CLOSE to the biggie of the day. also caught a 28 inch Lahontan Cutthroat on a chironomid in my pontoon boat later in the day. the guy with me who took the picture with his iphone fell in the lake as we were getting our 'toons out to come home. which was spectacularly hilarious, except that his iphone is currently in 'dry out and hope' mode, and it doesn't look good. but i'll post the pic if it's salvageable in the next couple days. it was a nice fish.
for those of you who don't know what a lahontan looks like: they get bigger than other subspecies of cutthroat. thrive in alkaline lakes. this pic is from a tiny little creek that drains into the lake we fished. they head up it to spawn in the springtime. creek itself is closed to fishing, but super cool to go in and watch these 25-30inch monsters work their way up this little tiny creek. they look like these guys:
Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.