I got in the habit years ago of going steelhead fishing on my b'day. I flailed the water with a spinner for a few min. and had one follow. Switched to a fly and hooked up on the first cast! Lost that one when he took me into a log jam. Hooked and landed another a few min. later 27" Moved to another spot and whacked one with a spinner. On the way out spotted a pod of males tending a female and dropped a fly in front of them. First cast again!! fought that one for 10 min. and had to give chase down stream. Finally lost him when the hook pulled out just as I went to net him. Beautiful sunny afternoon and had the whole stream to myself. Going back soon and going to fire up the smoker.