With the water low and the area we were casting to being a known stocker hole, I traded my "bass size" jerkbait for a 2 1/2-inch Rebel Tracdown Minnow, which I believed the rainbows would gladly nab.
I was right -- kind of. I did catch a bunch of White River rainbows that morning, but in truth Nathaniel, who stuck with a larger jerkbait, caught just as many fish as I did -- if not more. One thing our guide Richie Hays noticed that struck us all as odd was that my smaller lure seemed to catch a little larger grade of rainbow overall.
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