I thought it looked like a rainbow as well. You are correct about trout being classified as steelhead in the regulations if they are over 16 inches, in rivers with sea going fish. But i also believe not all the trout decide to travel to the sea. Either way its a great fish!
MIKE (YGA) said:
We caught this stelhead floatin the klamath river on my fish hunter driftin roe balls. We caught about 20 fish total. That 4+ was the biggest of the day... :dance:
Whether you call it a fat Rainbow Trout or a chubby Steelhead, it is beautiful!
steelhead, rainbow trout, whats the difference, its kind of like the difference between blacktail and mule deers, and rocky mountain and roosevelt elk. makes no difference, nice fish. id say its been eating well. Brian