Steelhead are rainbow trout that hang out in the ocean as well as then return to fresh water to generate. Rainbow trout that live the Wonderful Lakes as well as shift to bordering tributaries to generate are likewise called steelhead though they do not make it to the ocean. The native habitat of steelhead is the seaside waters as well as rivers feeding to the Pacific Ocean, getting to from components of Russia to Alaska and also down the west coast of the Usa, nonetheless, freshwater rainbow trout have actually been presented all over the world, on every continent except for Antarctica.
There are two major "runs" when steelhead return to the streams to spawn: the summer run and also the wintertime run. Some streams could have both kinds as well as others could have merely one so it is a smart idea to research the area you intend to fish. Generating occurs in the spring for both sorts of runs; the distinction is when the fish have gone into the stream. Summer season run fish come right into the river as very early as March (and also as late as October depending upon just how far up river they have to take a trip) as well as spend numerous months in the river before generating. Winter season run fish move as their name would recommend in late fall or very early winter months. Considering that they are commonly better to procreative maturity, they are likewise usually bigger compared to the summer run fish.