Thanks for the background info Salmo. I see a lot of potential in the system to produce strong steelhead #'s. Much of the upper watershed if full of good habitat, however the major bottleneck (literally) in habitat quality is the lower river. Current rearing habitat is probably a small fraction of what it was before channelization. Steelhead rely on this habitat for juvenile rearing, whereas the 2" Pink fry don't utilize it as much or for as long and wouldn't be effected as much. Lowering the bar just because the habitat is being reduced is ridiculous. Thats the the equivalent of just throwing in the towel and giving up. If my company kept lowering it goals to accommodate lower performance & output, we would have gone out of business a long time ago. Eventually in this case it will be the fish going out of business.