When I started fishing the Skagit River over 20 years ago I met people that were involved with issues dealing with steelhead and other fisheries. As time went on I started to get involved and I watched as many of the ones that were involved before me threw their hands up in disgust and walk away. I wondered just as you how could they just walk away like that. As more time went by I realized they gave up because they saw the challenges were insurmountable. Now, with steelhead all but gone from the Skagit and the likely hood that I will never be able to fish for them again I walk away disgusted with how the river and its steelhead runs have been destroyed. Too many issues and too many problems. We the people of Skagit Valley and the State of Washington will never be willing or able to make the changes that need to be made. Good luck.