On Saturday we decided to take the kids on a family picnic. I had never been to Cooper's Creek, but had heard it was a pretty area. We packed up the kids and a lunch and headed to the campground. I had read about Cooper's Creek as being a heavily stocked stream with a ton of fishing pressure. Never have I read or heard of any quality fishing coming out of the creek. When we got to the creek I was surprised that it was devoid of people. Other than a camper at Mulky Creek, there seemed to be nobody at Cooper's. We ate lunch at a picnic table and I took the kids on a hike upstream. After about 30 minutes of hiking we started back. Out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw a fish rise. I looked at the area for a few minutes and couldn't believe it when I saw a large rainbow treading water on the far bank. I ran to the car and rigged up my six weight. I didn't have time so I just threw a large caddis on the end of my line to see if I could move the fish. I couldn't, and the wife and kids weren't in the mood to watch me fish. I watched the water for a little while and was starting to wonder whether I was looking at a fish or just a rock. Right before we left I took a rock from the bank and threw it over towards the fish. Sure enough, the fish scattered up stream. The fish was 20 plus inches.