Steelhead hatching at Quilcene National Fish Hatchery. Source: US Fish and Wildlife
Of course, winter is on its way, and for those who live outside the state, it actually gets cold in California. But the chilly weather that showed up around the Thanksgiving holiday also means that steelhead anglers will soon be flocking to Northern California rivers. Look for our steelhead preview in the January issue, but for now, check out this fascinating look at a steelie hatch, thanks to our friends at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.