View Full Version : Meat Hooks get a NICE steelhead

02-24-2008, 03:43 PM
Here is a pic a customer sent me today. His son caught it through the ice. Man those steelhead are a pretty fish


river scum
02-24-2008, 06:59 PM
awsome looking fish!

02-25-2008, 10:28 AM
Look how nice that hook is buried. That fish was doomed.:D

02-25-2008, 04:56 PM
That is a good lookin fish...

02-25-2008, 11:25 PM
purdy, they always remind me of rainbow trout.

03-18-2008, 12:40 PM
purdy, they always remind me of rainbow trout.

... for good reason - they are the same species as rainbow trout. I wondered about that for a long time, and found out that the difference is where they live they're adult lives. In big water, like the ocean or Great Lakes, they get bigger and don't have the colored stripe that rainbows are known for - they're all silver and look pretty similar to a coho salmon. When they live in smaller lakes and in streams, they don't get as big and they have that "rainbow" band down their sides. Here's the article I read that explained it for me:


Interesting stuff. Speaking of steelhead, since all my crappie waters are still iced over, I'm going Friday or Saturday to see if I can catch a steelhead or two from a nearby Lake Ontario tributary - just so I can say I've been fishing!

03-18-2008, 01:46 PM
awesome fish