.. the whole system needs to be tackled not just steelheading. I have grown up on the Hood canal since I was first born. I remember when people used to enjoy fishing with their sons and daughters, Ya know how many people fish now in my area......NONE, ZERO. I never and I mean never see anybody throwing out a line for even fun anymore. Nobody evens bothers. If this state was really commited to getting the fish to come back they would have went after the real problems. We all know what they are by now !! They are using us the average sport fisher as a distraction, the same technique that is used in politics for a distraction from the real issues driven by politics, mismanagement and money. The regs are so bad now that I am seriously considering fishing at will this year. Making my own schedule. I am not kidding. I am tired of it. I am tired of not looking forward to the new reg book and bleak season around the corner. Most of us only have so much time to fish anyway. I am at the point where it makes more sense to fish and take the hit of a fine. Screw it. This is coming form a guy who does nothing but use fly rods and releases 99% of my catch no matter what the rules are. I use my moral judgment. I used to be able to go out and breath the fresh air of winter, spring and fall or whenever I wanted to get away from the rat race of life. Fishing can be such a Zen thing. That is why I really go and I am sure that is why most go also. Now there is barely any time or any where to go without breaking some new regulation out there. So to the fish cops out there, I guess you will just have to find me out in the deep woods hiking rivers this year. Or are you too lazy to do the work ! Or if I get caught fishing "off season " I will be more than happy to take a hit for the team, It will be worth every penny !! I can afford it !!