Its early season, and Steve and Ladin are in Eastern Oregon fishing some lakes on the Justesen Ranch for hard fighting rainbows. They're fishing in single man boats and Ladin starts things off with a Rainbow Trout on a Purple Leech pattern. Steve quickly follows up with a Rainbow of his own as the fishing hots up. Steve decides to use a weighted Pumpkinhead Leech and after twitching it back, finds a slightly bigger 16 incher with it. The fish aren't huge, being mostly in the 1-2lb range but are certainly plentiful and willing to take their flies. Ladin then gets a good fish on but runs into trouble as he has a knot in his fly line and is unable to reel the line in properly and so the trout wins the battle. Steve wins the day with a superb 23 inch fish. More stunning rainbows follow but Ladin still has that lost fish on his mind as the day comes to an end.