The steelhead are in! But spotty. Fished the pier yesterday, and ended up 0/2. Both times the fish snapped my leader. The first one was impressively large. There was a decent sized brown trout caught on spawn, but most, such as myself were using shrimp under a bobber.
I am planning on using tougher leader (and definitely loosening my drag up), tomorrow morning. I do not believe that the channel side of the pier produced any fish other than a few gobies yesterday. The water was cold and there was considerable fog.