Shooting steelhead in a barrel...

#4
It would be a great place to take a youngster for their first Steelhead. Anyone want to take a bunch of kids drop me an email I would be glad to help.

Skilly
 
#7
I'm kind of curious about how long they will last in a lake... Since they are already coming from fresh water will they still take on spawning attributes like any other bow in the spring? Will they just start acting like lake fish and start feeding again?

Any of you biologists know about this?
 

gt

Active Member
#8
shooting fish in a barrel???? you may think so until you spend the time trying to catch of of these fish.
 

fredaevans

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#9
Backyard said:
I'm kind of curious about how long they will last in a lake... Since they are already coming from fresh water will they still take on spawning attributes like any other bow in the spring? Will they just start acting like lake fish and start feeding again?

Any of you biologists know about this?
Yup, as long as there are 'feeder streams' coming into the lake. Emigrant lake (just south of Ashland, Oregon) actually has a resident population that spawns in Bear Creek above the lake. Gather a similar (but smaller) population may also 'run' into the Rogue above Warm Springs dam.
 

TomB

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yard- they will become mature and try to find as suitable place to spawn...most likely they wont. If they do, they are hatchery stock, so their success at spawning will be close to statiscally zero.