Out here on the Olympic Peninsula, anadromous rule the roost. There are always some "residualized steelhead" in our rivers. but the populations are nothing like the true resident rainbows in the rivers east of the mountains.In a state where the Steelhead, Salmon and Coastal Cutthroat are the "big names" of the salmonid world (some Bull Trout love, too), it seems that the true resident wild Rainbow Trout is sort of lost in the mix some?
Besides the Yakima River Rainbow, what else is an iconic wild non-anadromous rainbow?
Redbands of the Upper Columbia/Spokane?
Elwha River trout?
Coastal resident rainbow seem to be hit and miss.
Do people really come across that many?
Just seems that the wild resident rainbow is somewhat forgotten statewide?