In my experience it has been quite rare to catch a steelhead with sea lice, I can only think of two that I have landed. Now this is of course contingent on fishing close to the ocean often, and much of my fishing likely occurs too far inland. All my fishing this fall however has been within ten to twelve miles of the ocean and my group has only landed one fish with lice. I am curious what others experiences are with this, and if anyone has theories as to why steelhead are rarely caught with lice, or if it is just that I don't catch enough fish to see them. It seems commonplace to catch all species of salmon with lice so this has me puzzled, why the difference?