My friend and I had fished for trout all day and caught nothing. I then decided to try and catch a pikeminnow at that deep hole on b street. We still had some bass swimbaits tied onto our lines and decided to see if the pikeminnows would go after them. After about the third cast I hooked a fish that looked about 2 pounds. as newbie fishermen were freaking out over a fish that size in gales creek. So about two cast later i feel this very heavy weight on the end of my line. At first I'm thinking i snagged a log and it's dragging on the bottom. Then the line starts to move in the water and I start screaming that i have a huge pikeminnow on. Then i see the tail of this thing and I'm like this pikeminnow is huge. Next thing i know i see it come to surface and me and my friend turn into screaming chimpanzees as we realize that it's a salmon. I'm using 6lb mono and I'm muscling it in as fast as i can (probably a bad idea maybe should have let it run?) and i get this guy to the bank and my swimbait pops out as i released the line tension to go grab it because my friend was trying to take pictures instead of help land it and it freaking popped off. It sat there for second and then realized it was free and slapped it's tail on the muddy bank and swam away. When it got away me and my friend started running around the trail screaming in disbelief and disappointment. After we cooled down I grabbed my rod with the same swimbait and cast right next to a log and started twitching the swimbait. I feel the same heavy slow moving weight and I'm like no way another salmon. I start reeling and it barley put up a fight and i see chrome and start freaking out with my friend. We get it to the bank slide it half way up the terrible slip and slide bank and i realized that it was a huge freaking chrome steelhead. I grabbed at it's gill plate to try and bring it up and the freaking line snapped and it was gone i didn't even see how it snapped the line since it was half way out the water. I should have freaking gave it a big bear huge instead of being retarded and trying to grab it from the gills. Me and friend start running around like cavemen i started beating trees and everything else in frustration of losing two what i feel like are very rare fish for gales creek. After we got cooled down a second time we tried with salmon poles to twitch jigs and tried lures too. We caught a 10 in cutthroat which we would normally go crazy over in gales creek. Had about 3 other nice sized cutties bite our spinners and then sunset forced us to head home. I'm still in disbelief and I'm still royally pist that i got them both to the bank and didn't get to actually hold them,admire, and take picture of them. I'm happy that another person was there to witness that. I also saw salmon eggs on the ground when we walked in but didn't think much of them, thinking they must have been going after trout or pikeminnow. i estimated the coho to be 9 pounds and the steelhead 7. We saw a bigger 12+ coho jump clear out the water too. Insane evening at gales creek. Correct me if I'm wrong, i think you're not allowed to target steelhead on gales creek. I don't know about salmon. It was also weird that the steelhead was chrome. Never thought something like that would all the fish were hooked within 20 mins of each other.