Have steelhead really gotten larger? Well, this reminds me of a story. There was a fishing guide named Ted. His wife had just given birth to their first son. Friends were over one evening, and someone asked Ted, "how much did your son weigh at birth?" Ted couldn't remember, but said, "no problem; I'll get my fish scale out of the driftboat." So he went outside, brought in the scale, and rigged a sling, and they weighed the few-days old baby. Sixteen pounds!