of course, more protective river regulations would have far greater impacts for cutthroat than a handling rule in the saltwater. there is far too much harvest allowed, especially the impact bait fishing has on undersized trout (the ones the 14" rule is supposed to protect) chris[/quote] Watch for posts here on exactly that rule change. I'll be requesting angler support for c&r regs on waters that currently allow harvest, and that fish be kept in the water. I've been advised to target specific streams that have sea run fish in them, and will gladly look into waters that others recommend. I'm in the south end, and will concentrate on the area we're familiar with.