There are two main "runs" when steelhead go back to the streams to generate: the summer season run as well as the wintertime run. Some streams might have both types and others may have simply one so it is a great idea to look into the area you prepare to fish. Spawning occurs in the springtime for both kinds of runs; the difference is when the fish have actually entered the river. Summertime run fish come right into the stream as very early as March (and also as late as October depending on just how much up stream they have to take a trip) and also spend a number of months in the stream before spawning. Wintertime run fish migrate as their name would suggest in late autumn or early winter. Because they are commonly better to reproductive maturation, they are likewise often larger than the summer run fish.
So how do you set about locating a place where there are most likely to be some steelhead socializing? There are a couple of primary clues to look for. The first point to try to find is an area where the existing isn't really moving as well fast (regarding 3 miles a hr or the rate of walking), especially just before or after fast moving water. Steelhead socialize and remainder in these areas just before continuing up the stream. Likewise seek a rocky base as steelhead hate sand because it can get right into their gills. The depth of the water could be an indicator also. Prime deepness for steelhead is between three and 4 feet however the possible deepness stove is from 2 to six feet deep. So if you see a bend in the river with slow-moving relocating water after some rapids, with a rough base, and also about three or four feet deep, that is a prime steelhead area. Just what are you waiting for? Venture out there as well as fish it!