Re: Steelhead success!
Nice fish, and they do look spawned out for sure to me.
also, I agree with some others here, you can get a picture of a fish without hauling them out onto dry rocks, I've done similar acts in my few years of fishing and have done much worse, but learning is something that one continues to do throughout their life and I continue to learn better ways of handling fish.
So take offense to this or learn, it does not matter to me, but just because a steelhead may "run into rocks" on his own does not give us the go ahead to give them further stress after we jab a hook in their mouth and drag them in with our fancy rods/reels/flies (which I do love to do)
So please, just keep them in the water as much as possible, especially post spawners, they're worn out from all the sex n stuff
The tug is the drug