I have literally been told to hold native steelhead out of the water because a game offical wanted to see it. I dont think that they care as much as people seem to think, you see pictures of native steelhead all over the internet and everyone has them on their phone. Have you ever watched an episode of hawg quest or another TV show where they didnt hold a native salmon or steelhead out of the water before releasing it? But they never get in any trouble. I like to get pics of my fish, and the ones i release are the only ones i like to get pics of. I have just been told so many times, ONLY on this website that its illegal, and i really dont think anyone out there on the rivers care...I know, there are those officials who would give tickets, but i have never been told or heard of anyone ever getting in trouble for it. Do you know if the fish IS LEGAL to keep, such as these hatchery fish i pictured are legal to hold out, even if you release them? Is the rule you cant hold them out if they have to be released, or if your going to release them regardless, you have to keep them in the water, just wondering on that one
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