there are no "native" steelhead in or around the greatlakes they were first introduced from the west coast some 125 years ago they are self sustaining but not native here is a nice article about themelevenmilejunkie said:To all those that replied thanks I grew up just west of manistee michigan and i know the differnt strains. the thing is Northern Michitgan has the best trout strems in the world and they are all natural. but what i was saying does the DOW stock them anywere. because if KOks can live in 11 mile then the fresh water manistee steelhead that is native to the great lakes could. And if you ever want to fish in michigan contact me and give you some great info. Not to mention I might take a trip home to help you out ;D
http://www.seagrant.wisc.edu/greatlakesfish/atlanticsalmon.htmlThough most Atlantic salmon spawn in fresh water and then spend most of their life in the ocean, some also lived their entire lives in Lake Ontario up until the 1900s. For over 100 years, Canada and the United States tried to establish self-sustaining populations of Atlantic salmon in the upper Great Lakes, but with only minimal success.
I dont think we have steelheads! that Iknow of ??? but I know that rainbow trout are in their family so!!?mogul buster said:I don't think so .... just Kokanee in Colorado...I visited MI last summer for first time...fishing paradise... I caught fish everywhere i went...and I barely fished a small percent of the waters around me... can't wait to get back.