Steelhead Trout - Oncorhynchus mykiss

Finfish  <<  Steelhead Trout

Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Steelhead Trout,  Oncorhynchus mykiss


Quinault and Quillayute Rivers


Late Fall and Winter

Method of Capture:


Sustainability Consideration:

After being bred by the tribes who steward these rivers, steelhead are released into the wild to live out the remains of a natural life cycle. They return to the rivers from whence they hatched to spawn, and are caught with gill nets. Their eggs and milt are harvested and united, and the cycle begins again.

Size Range:

5 to 20 pounds

Flavor and Texture:

Fresh and bright, clean, lean to fatty flavor with a slightly firm texture

Cooking Tips:

serve raw, grill, sauté, smoke, poach, butter or olive oil poach, quick-cure & marinate