Imagine being out on Kootenay Lake, rugged, tree-covered mountains all around. You’ve just settled in after baiting your hook and letting out your line. You’re taking in the spectacular scenery, when all of a sudden – wham – a fish strikes. But it’s no ordinary fish you’ve just hooked. It’s a Gerrard Rainbow, pound for pound one of the toughest fighting fish in the world, and it’s not stopping. These monster fish grow to 30 pounds (some locals even suggest there are 50 pounders in the lake) and when one takes your line, you’ve just landed one of the finest angling experiences you’ll ever have.