I know you have to keep some but i still hate to kill such a beutiful animal. it is quite humorous in that i hunt and fish and yet i dont like to kill animals. lol. About the lakes being better i dont know at least in this stream i was talking to a really old TU guy that day who said that about 10 years ago you had to just about walk over steelies to get across the stream but this is quite all right for me as it is now!
PS if you have any tips on how else to get a steelie to take a fly and what flies to use i would be very much obliged. Those are the first steelies ive ever gotten on a fly i always resort to a noodle rod when i cant get a fish to bite at least i used to not any more. but at 16 i have to keep my interest some how. lol.