Five inches long and just a jewel.

Meet a White River born rainbow. The AGFC trout authorities confirmed this was not a hatchery fish. The nick on the dorsal is not an AGFC fin clip.

This fish has done a pretty good job to make it this far, given water flows temperatures and a bevy of predators in and out of the water. Finding a surprising number of these ravenous little fellas around the flourishing weed beds, solid habitat for vulnerable juveniles.