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Thread: Fish I.D. Steelhead Trout - Oncorhynchus mykiss

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    Steelhead Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss

    A.k.A. Names: Steelhead, sea trout
    Family: Salmonidae
    Range: Most rivers from Monterey California, North to Bristal Bay Alaska, Great Lakes Region, Bering Sea Regions
    I.D. Tips: Red stripe follows lateral line
    Run Timing: Runs in Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, runs of steelhead are present every month of the year in some locations such as Umpqua, Rouge and Columbia
    Travel: Travels in small groups, moves with haste through center of stream, moves along banks in high water
    Holding: Drifts, riffs, pools, runs, and tailouts
    Spawning Preference: Gravel side channels and shallow riffs, tailouts, spawns October through December and December through May
    Spawning Color: Silver with white or greenish with one or two scarlet red stripes
    Average Adult Size: 6 to 14 Lbs - Larger to over 20 lbs in Alaska and Canada

    Please Keep Your Native Steelhead in Water While Releasing Them!

    Fresh or Bright Female Winter Steelhead Trout

    Fresh or Bright Male Winter Steelhead Trout

    Fresh or Bright Male Summer Steelhead

    Dark Male Winter Steelhead

    Steelhead Trout [Oncorhynchus mykiss] See Photos~

    Hatchery Winter Steelhead

    Photos: Matthew Clark

    Steelhead Trout Links & Resources

    Fish I.D. Pages SSSF

    Oregon Anglers Battle Clackamas River Winter Steelhead

    Interesting Gold Colored Sandy River Male Winter Steelhead

    Fish I.D. Pages SSSF

    NWFI Administration

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    Here's a nicely colored Male Winter Steelhead.

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    Great shot, ty ryan, that is a prime example ot the dual red lines! What a beautiful steelhead he is. Ty for keeping him in the water!
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