Well, it finally happened after 24 years of trying, I caught my first steelhead today. I was fishing at Wiley Creek on the South Santiam. It was a beautiful 8-10 lb hen that was chrome bright. It was truely awesome! I've caught hundreds of salmon, but nothing like this. That fish took me all over the river and jumped several times. I was begining to think that steelhead were mythical creatures. But, now I believe! I can't wait to get into another one.