And I can't even buy me a buddy to hike into some wild and snag-infested, devil's club-lined, 3rd-tier, almost forgotten backwoods creeks looking for cutts and maybe even some steel, with no guarantees except maybe "WTF am I doing way back in here?" I sure hope it stays this way! After reading about the hordes assailing the O.P. rivers, I'd almost rather stay in my home waters and have to rub shoulders with the relatively few local bait slingers and poachers I encounter. Somebody please tell me it ain't really as bad as some are claiming. I haven't fished up there recently.