I was very close to catching my first Golden (ever). I was at my lake of choice trying to get in a few casts before the storm hit. A few sprinkles hit the water and the fish woke up. I was using a 1/4 oz Kastmaster brown/yellow color. Caught 3 rainbows and then I was retrieving my cast and about 10 feet from shore I lift my rod to get the lure out and just as it comes out of the water I see it.. a nice sized (not sure how big) but over 18 inches for sure. I threw back it hit but I failed to set the hook. It is shocking to me that I never caught one (35 plus years of fishing) in all of my years and it is a goal this season.