Steelhead scare simple, so remember to downsize your rig after the autumn salmon run. This is specifically real when water levels are reduced and clear. Scaling down hooks and lightening your leader (4 - 6 lb fluorocarbon) is likewise vital under these conditions to attract stubborn steelhead to slam your bait.
A word of caution - a lot of steelhead are lost merely secs after connection. Efforts to stop or transform the fish on the first lengthy run will generally fall short, so merely palm your reel tight enough to preserve some resistance till she's ready. In some cases keeping your rod suggestion low and moving from side-to-side will certainly maintain the fish off equilibrium and the fish will certainly tire much more promptly.