I came across this renegade report claiming there are summer run steelhead to 22 inches and outbound juvenile steelhead / smolt on the American. Any truth to this? Here are the excerpts:
An added bonus has been the arrival of summer-run halfpounder steelhead to 22 inches joining numerous smolts from 8 to 14 inches, according to Mike Powers of American River Flyfishing.
As for the steelies, hardly anyone is targeting them, but anglers dead-drifting rubberlegs and small caddis imitations from Sailor Bar to Watt Ave. are catching a combination of small steelhead that havenít made to the ocean yet, and half-pounders to about 20 inches.
Here is the source: http://www.wonews.com/t-NorthernCAFr...va_071212.aspx