Steelhead vs Rainbow Trout: What’s the Difference?

Steelhead rainbow trout

While steelhead and rainbow trout may seem different, they are actually the same species, Oncorhynchus mykiss. Genetically, they are more or less identical. But despite their genetics, the two lead very separate lives. One Species, Two Life Cycles Both steelhead and rainbow trout start out their lives in much the same way. They hatch out of eggs … Read more

Does Catch and Release Hurt The Fish?

Catch and Release Only sign

Pretty much every catch and release fisherman will get this question at some point: “doesn’t that hurt the fish?” The debate over whether catch and release (and, for that matter, fishing itself) is humane has been going on for decades. Some places, like Germany, have banned the practice outright. In other places, including many popular … Read more