This is stupid. Ok then, since guides are the problem, and not miss-management, and not the nets, and not all the building on river banks, or the logging, or the dams, or the commercial fishing operations bribes, etc.ect. Do you really think that if the state closed all the rivers to fishing that we would see a drastic improvement? Sports fishing is not the problem. Boats are not the problem. Nymphing is not the problem. Miss-management and river netting is the problem, one of many, but one that could be fixed tomorrow. Everyone is pissed because there are too many people on the rivers these days. Same old song and dance...30 years ago blah blah blah. If anyone has a bitch about too many people on the rivers then take the fist step...stay home. There, problem solved. If your not willing to do that, then learn to deal with the added pressure the best you can. Maybe you could actually meet some really cool people. The fact of the matter is that there are more people on the rivers. More than ever. If you take all the guides off the rivers, you would still have all the presonal drift boats, sleds, rafts, and pontoon boats. You would still have millions of bank fisherman. As far as the comment about for every good guide ther are 5-10 bad ones. You honestly think the percentage is better for non-guides? really?