“3-pound rainbow trout, age 3, of Low-Water Bridge Hole, succumbed Saturday after mistaking a metal spinner for real food. Born in January of 1994 at the Reed Creek Hatchery in Pendleton County, Mrs. Rainbow was the daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. Brood Trout. Surviving are thousands of siblings in such waters as Lost River, Thorn Creek and the North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac. Mrs. Rainbow was best known for her ability to capture and ingest sculpin from between rocks at the bottom of the river. A memorial photograph of Mrs. Rainbow will be placed on the wall of the angler who caught her.”

-Mike Sawyers

“3-Pound Rainbow: An Obituary”

Native Queen, 1996