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guest01
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

http://www.ohiogamefishing.com/photopost/data/500/medium/DSCN1267.JPG

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

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

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

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

joejv4
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:

http://pond.dnr.cornell.edu/nyfish/Salmonidae/steelhead.html

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!

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