While the average size of steelhead is 20 to 30 inches and 4 to 10lb, this trout species can reach a maximum length of around 45 inches and a maximum weight of about 40lb.
One of Alaska’s staple fish species is the steelhead (Oncorhynchus irideus). This anadromous version of the rainbow trout grows to trophy sizes along most of Alaska’s coast, stretching from the southwestern corner to the state’s southeastern panhandle.
The best weather for steelhead fishing includes stable temperatures and barometric pressure, an overcast sky, and a light drizzle. These often warmer weather fronts can really turn the fish on and give you plenty of action.