I made my first trek out to the river on Saturday with Don Zimmerman of catchsnaprelease.com to find out if the trout made it through 2014. Turns out they did and they were particularly fat, much to our surprise. The water temps came up a little due to the nice days we have been having, moving the fish out of the frog water and into some current. About an hour into the day I was fighting a 16" rainbow and whilst attempting to get him in the net the top 3 feet of my 11' rod snapped off. The same thing happened two years ago fighting a similar size fish. I wish I could say they snapped fighting some hogs but I can't. That's what I get for buying cheap crap at Cabela's, oh well. Don thought for sure I was ready to call it a day, but with as little as I have been fishing lately I thought what the hell. We kicked down river and fished for another hour, during which time I was able to land 2 more bo's. I landed the one below with 6' of what used to be an 11' rod. Nothing big today, but sure had a blast getting out and fishing with a buddy.