Let's play with some current numbers here. The projected return of wild fish to the Skagit this year is 5200 fish. In Scott's post which I quoted above, this jumps out at me just as it did to him: Since we have no other data let's use what we have. 5% of 5200 = 260. It seems to be commonly accepted around here that C&R mortality is 3%. Ok, let's use that; 3% of 260 = 7.8 Are we losing the C&R season for 7.8 fish? Is this truly the state of the fishery?