We steelheaders share a common vision of the future of wild steelhead and know what has to be done to bring them back. Together, we can make that vision a reality.
Did you know that the growth rate of steelhead can vary depending on the season of the year? This variation in growth rate can be considerable.
There are a number of reasons that juvenile steelhead grow at different rates during the year. Two recent papers highlight this biological complexity and address some of the potential causes.
I bet we all think we know what a steelhead is: a rainbow trout that goes to the ocean and returns to spawn in freshwater. I agree.
But, new research indicates that the definition may not be so simple.
There is no substitute for time on the water, but understanding the biology of steelhead can certainly make us better anglers. There are two basic biological principles underpinning all of the mumbo jumbo steelheaders spew about catching fish in various weather and river conditions.