Just heard about a possible new State record rainbow being caught in the Ruby Marshes here in Elko County; 16 lbs & change. This time of year the rainbows are in the early pre-spawn mode and the water conditions are clear & cold being before the spring run-off. I didn't hear if it was caught on lures, flies or bait but am guessing flies as there are several fly fishers that look on pre-spawn marsh fly fishing as a near religious experience (I was one years ago before life got in the way). Several years ago my wife caught a 6.5'er on a spinner while earlier in the day out of a float tube I had something hit my fly with attitude and proceed to take out about 20 yards of backing in one straight run before breaking off in the bullrushes. I had a nervous twitch for an hour after that one!
I've got some free time forced on me of late - might have to wander over the hill with a 6 wt and some leach patterns.