Fishing for Steelhead

Oncorhynchus mykiss
58K logged catches • 396K followers

Steelhead are sea-run versions of rainbow trout. They become more active in colder weather. It's the fly fishermen’s delight as it takes a fly readily, leaps often, and fights hard. Local variations of Steelheads are considered to be endangered according to NOAA.

Detailed Information

Fishing forecast


Water type

Saltwater / Freshwater / Mixed

IUCN Status

Not evaluated

Threat to humans

Potential pest

Source: Fishbase

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