Headed out last night to one of my favorite valley lakes for a night of rainbows. Caught several nice fish in the 15 inch range. However, the experience was marred by a loon that lives there. When he sees you playing a fish he jets over like a torpedo and steals your fish. Sometimes from seemingly improbable distances. He ate most of the fish I caught, a couple right off the end of my line. For a second it was "Loon On!" I don't usually keep the fish I catch, so it makes me feel bad that I'm contributing to these fish getting snacked on. I know the loon gets his fair share anyway, but I don't like helping. Plus it really detracts from the experience to try to horse a fish in really fast when I see the loon coming, trying to set the fish off my line before he can get there. Plus it is a bit disconcerting to have such a large bird swimming around your feet like a shark as you float along. My only consolation is he is going to have a mighty big stomach ache as my stonefly nymph makes its way through. Anyone else have this experience and have any suggestions?