The day is April 15, 2005 and i have rainbows on the brain. Excluding ice fishing I haven’t experienced any good bow fishing for a for what seems like forever. If there is one lake i can count on it’s the one i am heading to. It’s a lake thats right by a rocket launch site and it has no more than a mile of shoreline. I have yet to find a lake of similar size anywhere in the U.S. that has so many fish between 4 and 8 pounds. Although it does not have the 10, 15 or even 20 plus pounders that the large rivers i fish do it has something those rivers don’t, Solitude. You will rarely see anyone besides you and your companions fishing it, go fiqure. I arrive at 10:00 a.m. and to my surprise spot fish rolling which is unusual this time of year. I tie on a Rainbow thunder creek and on the first cast my rod doubles over and after a few jumps and some bulldoging i pull in a 16 incher. Over the next 2 hours i would pull in 7 more fish between 16 and 21 inches. I didn’t land any of those monsters but i was actually estactic about that. Lately i have been catching nothing but big fish, probably because all of the smaller ones couldn’t compete with the monsters. After today i hope that those smaller fish are a sign of a more balanced population, besides the monsters will come later, in this lake and the big rivers where 20 pounders lurk. Right now i could care less about 30 inch bows on the kenai, naknek or kvichiak, I am just happy to have some decent rainbow fishing!