As was stated a fraction of a percent of steelhead hatched in spring survive and only in a few tribs. With that being said I release all fish for a couple of reasons:from some remarks made about the spawn ,some seem to think it is successful???? i thaught the steelhead fishery was put-n-take???
Ecellent point. To those who think it's wrong, should re-think... IMO.there were some talking about leaving them alone when they are on the beds spawning . so as not to hurt the spawn . but i thaught the spawn was never successfull anyway.