Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Rogue River State of Jefferson
Rainbows & hallf pounders, IMHO, are really juvinile steelhead that have yet to see salt. Legally, they are classified as trout until they reach 14 or 16 inches length, (not quite sure which) and may be killed & eaten. Apparently to satisfy a certain segment of the population. All cutthroat must be released unharmed. Most are higher up in the river, but every now & then they are caught as low as Tou-Velle. Like said, a bit early for summer steel, although everything seems to be showing up earlier since the dams have been removed.
I fish because the voices inside my head tell me to.