I was just reading Joe Hyde's "Conservation" article in the Jan/Feb issue of NWFF about egg chumming and was pretty surprised to see that Alaska guides partake in such activity. Basically, they drop eggs over areas to attract fish for their clients when the egg factory/salmon runs wane. I've been on the Kvichak a couple of times over the years and never saw or heard of this -- is this a relatively new thing or now just getting some much needed negative press? Anyone know of WA guides or non-guide anglers using bait as attraction on no bait, artificial lure only waters? Years ago, several of us caught a group of fisherman on Dry Falls who were dropping small wire baskets loaded with trout food pellets attached to their anchor rope. We had seen them the day before absolutely scorching the catch rate and started to get suspicious. One of the guys in the party had binoculars with him and watched them from shore the next morning...sure enough, bait basket on the anchor. We rowed over to them and let them know we knew and that we had called F&G to see if they felt that was a legal maneuver (of course we hadn't, because no one had cell phones -- but they did not know that). Both groups were off the lake loading boats on trailers withing about 30 minutes. I wonder how much of this activity goes on?