Fished the Skagit from Bacon Creek to Rockport Monday and Tuesday. Monday afternoon I caught the largest "rainbow" trout of my life. This trout measured 24". Here's some additional information: + The fish was wild (adipose fin was intact). + I caught the fish while grease-lining a classic hairwing salmon/steelhead fly (of my own design). + The fish did not look like a steelhead. Steelhead I've seen seem to be either "two-toned" (dark top, light on bottom) or in spawning colors (red on gill plates, etc.,). Frankly, this fish just looked like a big native rainbow. + The next day, fishing with RxFisher, I LLR'd another fish that was probably a little larger, but not by much. Again, I was greasing a spey version of the same fly. I was able to get the fish close enough to observe that it was probably another one of these "big rainbows". Now, here's my question: Given that this was the Skagit (and not known for a resident population of large rainbows), can I legitimally claim to have caught a summer run steelhead? UNNO Cheers, Michael P.S. I chose not to take a gloat picture because (1) I am a modest fellow, (2) I was alone, (3) The fish looked exhausted, and (4) The shore was mud and rock, and the water was muddy (from my wading). Fortunately, the fish was revived and swam away quite vigorously.