This is something that I will never understand I have come to accept. Frequently during this Spring run of Steelhead when you encounter other anglers on the stream they frequently ask "Hey, have you seen any spawning Steelhead?" They seem saddened or not enthused about fishing unless they can actually "see" Steelhead. Sure, I used to fish to spawning fish-so I definitely don't hold myself above any other angler who chooses to do so. But it was because I wasn't informed or didn't know any better to leave these fish alone. Spawning fish are not fish that eat, they are fish that are getting their freak on. How many times have you felt like eating a pastrami sammich during the middle of sexy time? Yeah, prolly not to many times i'm guessing.