My Biggest Steelhead

My Biggest Steelhead

Randy Shirk

Wyomissing PA



A friend and I went went to the Salmon River in NY for 2 days in early November. On day two of our trip I hooked what I first thought was a salmon. Only when it first jumped, did I realize it was a big steelhead. I fought it for over 20 minutes and 200 yards down stream, we got it in the net. It measures 34 inches long and weighs 13.5 lbs.

Species: Rainbow Trout/Steelhead

Date Caught: 11/03/2011


Kept / Released: Released

Region of Catch: Region 1

Length: 34 inches


Weight: 13

Lure / Bait used: Lure | white egg imitation

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