Coastal Cutthroat Trout are spawning in many of our streams from early winter to as late as May, including the Sea Run Cutthroat. Just as many area streams are closed to fishing until later in the spring, I am thinking that maybe the beaches should be closed during this time as well. We could still get a solid six months of salt water fishing for Sea Run Coastal Cutthroat Trout, in most places autumn being the very best of it as the fish have bulked up and are on the feed by then. Remember, they are trying to enter a spawning cycle with a physical advantage of energy reserves that will get them through it all. But fishing for them during the spawn sometimes yields recovering post-spawn fish that are already tired and dont need the abuse of fighting for their lives unnecessarily. What would be wrong with giving them a break from late autumn/early winter through april? Imagine how hot, wild and hard they would hit and fight if we left them alone half the year.