While this thread may be two years old, the situation is still the same. A growing population and decreased fishing opportunity will mean crowded rivers well into the future. While driving home from my third trip in three years to northern BC to fish steelhead, I came to the conclusion that I really have no desire anymore to fish rivers like the Sky, Cow, or even my beloved Skagit. The appeal just isn't there anymore, especially after spending a week in BC. However, I still have a great desire to fish the eastside rivers for summer steelhead.