Can I fish in steelhead water if I'm not fishing for steelhead?

Answer: 

Yes, and you don't need a steelhead permit. But any steelhead caught must be released unharmed immediately, and you could be cited if you're fishing with steelhead gear. A steelhead is a rainbow trout more than 20 inches long in steelhead waters.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 6:00 PM MDT