Steelhead are rainbow trout that invest time in the ocean then go back to fresh water to generate. Rainbow trout that live in the Wonderful Lakes and also move to bordering tributaries to spawn are likewise called steelhead though they do not make it to the ocean. The indigenous habitat of steelhead is the coastal waters as well as rivers feeding to the Pacific Sea, getting to from parts of Russia to Alaska as well as down the west shore of the United States, nonetheless, freshwater rainbow trout have actually been presented across the globe, on every continent except for Antarctica.

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Though steelhead are actually rainbow trout, they have some particular quirks and also habits that establish them apart. Steelhead are usually considerably larger, occasionally getting to 4 times their exclusively freshwater counterparts. Steelhead resemble salmon because they return to generate in the place they were hatched, yet they can generate numerous times in their lifetime.