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Guided Steelhead Fishing with Brent Rinker
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707-349-4199

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California Steelhead

perfect henEvery winter thousands of these ocean going Rainbow Trout leave their Pacific saltwater life and return to the California rivers and creeks where they were born. Once acclimated to the freshwater, these adult Steelhead swim upstream seeking the same water where their life began. As they battle the currents, flee from predators, and fight the urge to take a fisherman�s bait, the Steelhead begin to change. The closer they come to their spawning grounds the Steelhead loose the chrome and black colors that had served as camouflage out at sea. Now their backs become green, their bellies turn dark and they gain a bright red stripe revealing their Rainbow Trout ancestry. Upon reaching their natal waters it is time to spawn. When spawning is complete, Steelhead that have the strength to re-run the gauntlet, return to the ocean and hope to one day spawn again. Unlike their Salmon cousins, a Steelhead doesn�t die after spawning.

 

�All The Trout Are Beautiful. But this one of sea species seemed more than beautiful. He was all muscle. He looked exactly what he was, a fish spirit-incarnate, fresh run from the sea, with opal and pearl hues of such delicate loveliness that no pen or brush could portray them. He brought the sea with him and had taken on the beauty of the river�

-Zane Grey

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Brent Rinker�s California Steelhead Fishing
187 Harry Way, Lucerne, California 95458
707-349-4199

Brent@wintersteelhead.com

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