Chancey Sanders’ HUGE Cherokee trout

I caught this 28-inch, 10-pound rainbow in Cherokee, North Carolina.

This is the biggest rainbow I have ever landed. I went camping with some buddies on Jan. 6, 2023 in Cherokee. We fished the Raven Fork all day, and I was sight casting a mini meat jig streamer at a pretty small fish when this monster came out of nowhere and ate my fly. It was a long fight on a 3-weight fly rod, but my friend was able to get him in the net after an 8-minute fight!

–Chancey Sanders

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