To be clear, Steelhead are protected under the Endangered Species Act, fishing for them is is prohibited by The California Department of Fish and Wildlife but enjoying them fram afar is totally legal!

This short clip is of an adult steelhead trout that was recorded Monday by a visitor and shared with permission to post. It’s so terrific to see an adult fish (22-24”) looking to spawn in San Pedro Creek. This was right under the bridge over the stream where the San Pedro Creek Watershed Coalition, County Park, County Maintenance, and volunteers helped remove a barrier to fish migration and install a free-spanning structure in 2001 on Weiler Ranch trail. Help us protect the Creek from pollution, invasive species, and other stresses.

-Paul Jones

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Owen Brizgys