Steelhead are now running in Chapman Creek.
The Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society enhances Chapman Creek every year by collecting steelhead broadstock to assist inaugmenting stocks
- Scientific name: Oncorhynchus mykiss.
- Steelhead were at one time considered a trout species but have been discovered by biologists to be more closely related to Pacific salmon than other trout.
- The fresh water variant of steelhead is known as rainbow trout.
- Unlike most other Pacific salmon, some steelhead individuals live to spawn more than once.
A legendary fighter, the steelhead has a long history in BC’s angling community, although recent population declines in the Georgia Basin area have seen many protective measures come into effect in order to restore dwindling stocks.