So we have a multitude of early river closers around the state for steelies due to low predicted returns of wild steelhead. The tribes still get thier alottment of fish out of this. Lets hope that the C&R regulations go through this year and are taken into condsideration when it comes to leaving the season open next year (at least until normal closure times. the tribes will get to fish regardless) on these same rivers. Of course I'm biased, but I'd like to see all fishing on these rivers under scrutinization go to single barbless, artificial rules within the next year after Jan.1. Will most likely be a big debate if something like this is proposed, but why not if, it allows us to fish longer without fear of early closure? This is in response to the Queets closure post earlier, but could be expanded to form more discussion and ultimately result in better regulation for us bug chukkers. Just a thought. Go Cougars!!