reply to post by kimish
Aha, I get it. The Steelhead trout that I attempted were actually Native Rainbows from Washington State, and
Alaska. Their life cycle consists of leaving the streams and rivers once they are old enough. At that point, they
enter the Pacific Ocean and really have the times of their lives literally. They must survive not only other fish,
etc., but seals, otters, killer whales,and The Creator only knows what else. Not to even mention fisherman's
nets and Native American Fish traps, Spears, Fishing , and Nets. At this point, the miraculous survivors return
to the streams and rivers of their birth. This is the time I was allowed to fish for them, and need I mention that I
felt extremely guilty doing so. As I was fully aware that after all the above, the few would make it to Spawn.
It should be mentioned that at this point, these Rainbow Trout gone Ocean Wild, are no longer really interested
in eating. They are interested in one thing, and one thing only. Mating. So the only way to catch them, is to set
up a really obnoxious brightly colored rig. The reason is that being that they are so aggressive , you might
just chance upon retrieval to annoy one enough to strike at your rig. When , and if, that happens! Then your
are truly involved with spirit. Anyway, you guys should stock some Seaforellen Brown Trout. They are very
compatible to deep lakes, and really like to battle. Thanks for sharing too!