This same headline was posted in the 70's, 80's, 90's... [QUOTE/] These rivers, which all have hatcheries, are closed. What about this reality is so difficult to understand?[/QUOTE] Just stop clipping the hatchery fish and everything will be restored to normal Look, I too would love to believe we could click our wading boots and make everything right that has been thrashed by a cadre of reasons I (and others) have already mentioned. This may sound really selfish, but I like to fish; for trout, steelhead, and salmon. And, to be frank, it soon becomes a boring activity w/o some reasonable level of fish population. If we end hatcheries, we will for all practical argument end the reasonable opportunity to catch the quarry we seek; at least in our lifetimes. It's naive to think we can return things to the way "they were" by simply closing hatcheries. God willing, I have maybe 20-25 seasons left where I'll either be here in physical form to fish or in physical shape to do so. I'm not up for standing in fish less rivers during that time. I'll buy into the hatchery closure when I see closure of tribal and commercial fishing for these stocks being done concurrently -- which, sorry to say, isn't likely to happen.