Strike Zone - None of my comments were directed at you personally. This is a public forum and I, like you, am entitled to express my opinion. If I wanted to address you specifically I would have done that (as I am doing now). Also, my reference to "not calling in Dr Frankenstein" was a metaphor for not planting genetically engineered triploid trout in a lake with natural reproducing wild fish. Sorry you took it as name calling. My main point was that Coldwater has gone through the "new reservoir" cycle, and is returning to a natural state where it is similar to most other Westside lakes, meaning it has minimal bio mass. The big fish aren't as plentiful as they used to be because there isn't enough food to sustain them. I have always thought that a regulation change might help eliminate some of the smaller fish and protect the larger fish, but when I contacted the biologist in charge of the lake about implementing a slot limit a few years ago, he informed me that the 13-14" fish were sexually mature and responsible for the majority of the recruitment. I'm still not convinced that allowing the take of the largest fish in the lake is the best regulation, but the rule is in alignment with WDFW's plan for the lake. Maintaining a trophy fishery in a mature Westside lake without an artificial stocking program or lining the shore with feeder machines is not likely or even possible. Even with the stocking of triploids, like in Merrill, the fish lose weight after they enter the lake. Our human manipulation of nature is not always the answer.