I couldn't wait to show off this beauty I caught yesterday 4/16/05 on Lake Ontario out of Oswego. It was my first steelhead & I'm afraid it's gonna be a tough one to beat for me in the future. I caught 2 that day, but the second one was only 20 inches. This one was 36 3/4 inches. Both were released to catch another day. By the way, the big one had an 8 inch lampry eel attached to it when I brought it onboard the boat & it fell off after I got the fish out of the net. The eel did not live to suck the life out of anymore steelies. ;D
Last Edit: Dec 4, 2005 11:54:25 GMT -5 by muskybob
Sorry about the mix-up folks. I was informed by the folks on another site, gently thankfully, that my 36 3/4 incher is a King Salmon, not a steelhead as I thought. This was my first of either species & I goofed on identification. Sorry, it won't happen again.
No, I'm sorry I didn't get a pic of the lampry as it was wiggling around on the boat floor. It was a big one though, bigger around than my thumb with a mouth almost the size of a half-dollar. At least I knew what THAT was.