Ottorotate only stated a pure and simple fact that's backed up by decades of data...nothing sensitive about it. A few years ago people were depressed over how that particular Fraser River tributary was done forever. The escapement was roughly 500 fish and a lot of people thought it would never open again. By all accounts this season might be best year in quite some time for the quality of fishing but that euphoria could be short lived. I'm not sure of the factors behind the apparent quality of fishing this season, but the escapement probably won't be over 1,000 fish. That's pretty abysmal by all accounts and doesn't point to a fishery that's coming back by any means. There's been a slight positive cycle, but the long term trend is still down unfortunately. Depending on the timing of chum openings at the mouth of the Fraser, next season could be the worst on record. Who knows...there isn't a lot of wiggle room on the low end! It's awful premature to declare a comeback.