Caught a Dozen brown natural trout today in flood waters. Lost the biggest trout I ever hooked. Had it on for about four minutes I tried chasing it out into current ...more and started getting washed down river in heavy current. Trout was wrapped around tree. Ended up turning into a possible life and death situation. Finally got to tree and trout broke off in flooded branches. Had very risky wade back across fast water over waist pushing me down river. Lost two giants today. Still alive to fish another day . Snow flurries .