On this day I was hell bent on catching a big trout, I didn't care if I got one bite the whole trip, as long as it was the one, I'd be stoked, and when I get in a mood like that, there's only one color I'm turning to, Pearl. We pulled up to the spot, about where I caught that 30" in the first picture, and I went straight for my medium, extra fast set up, rigged up with one of our massive 7" baits in Pearl on a weedless, weightless 10/0 owner Beast Hook. I slipped off the boat and went to work launching the big bait and working it back with varying degrees of twitches and pauses. I stuck to my guns and after about 25 minutes without a bite and seeing plenty of activity, way at the end of a long cast my bait was violently stopped dead in its tracks, I yanked back with equal violence and buried that 10/0 in the corner of her mouth and the fight was on! This gorgeous, 28" fish came to hand for a few pictures, was released healthy and completed a 19lb Texas Slam for me that day, definitely one I'll never forget!