TROUT STEELHEAD (Oncorhynchus Mykiss)

Antti Pirinen steelhead trout caught at Kitimat Ldoge in Brithis Columbia

Angler Peter Harrison  shows off the enormous 44-inch, 29.5-pound wild steelhead buck he caught in Washington’s Hoh River on a spey rod.

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Steelhead and Rainbow Trout are the same species of fish; the main difference between the two are that the rainbow trout remain in fresh water, while the steelhead are anadromous – living in both fresh water and the ocean for parts of their lives. Also steelhead grows bigger than rainbow trout.

These kind of trouts were recently reclassified as part of the salmon genus "Oncorhynchus". Like other salmon, steelhead trout return to their birthplace to spawn. Unlike other salmon, Steelhead do not die after spawning.

Steelheads have an average size of 8 to 11 pounds, and can reach an adult weight of up to 40 pounds.

MAX SIZE: 40 lb / 18 kg 
MAX LENGTH: 43 inch / 110 cm 
MAX AGE: Up to 10 years
ENVIRONMENT: Saltwater-Freshwater

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