This is the steelhead I caught swinging a spawning purple 9/26/04 above Horseshoe Bend on the Klickitat. The first guide on this rod is 22.5" from the butt, so this fish was about 23.8". 12 to 13 lb according to the fish weight calculators. Not a great picture but I wanted to get him unhooked and on his way.
if that fish is 23.8, then i bet it is much closer to 4-5 pounds than to 12-13. If you meant to say 33.8, well then I could see that beeing true. The last 30 incher (thick winter fish) i caught was 11-12 pounds. Nice fish though.