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steelhead trout

BabyrayBabyray Posts: 250
edited 4:16AM in EggHead Forum
My neighbor just showed up with a beautiful filet of fish (bought at Sam's) that she thought was salmon. (it looked like salmon).. The label said steelhead trout. Is this a form of salmon?




  • HammerHammer Posts: 1,001
    Ray, I don't know but glad to see you post. Tell Faye Sondra and I send our best.
  • It's a landlocked trout, found mostly in the northwest. In Oregon, for instance, the indians control most of the land along side some of the best steelhead fishing in the world on reservations. Spelling??? On the Wilamet River.
  • "The rainbow trout are unusual in that there are two forms which sometimes share the same habitat. The anadromous form called "steelhead" migrate to the ocean, though they must return to fresh water to reproduce.

    The freshwater form is called "rainbow trout", based on the broad red band along their sides. Steelhead are exactly the same species as rainbow trout. However, the difference is anadromy. After going to sea, their color changes, including loss of the red band. They stay at sea for 1-4 years, and return to fresh water to spawn. Rainbows stay in fresh water their whole lives."

    steelhead trout on wikipedia
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