Re: What is it about Steelheads....
It is hard to describe, they are the most majestic fish I have ever fished for. My homewater is the Snake and tribs, so the fish have traveled 100's of miles through dams and nets to get back to their breeding grounds. I have tremendous respect for any creature that does that, and I turn them all loose, even the hatchery fish. I hooked one a couple of weeks ago and it ripped off 50 yards of shooting line into my backing before I could even blink. They sure are hard to catch at times but boy is it worth it.