I feel you Will, but I still think that having bait restrictions isn't a My-Way-Or-The-High-Way type of thing. Something along those lines would be "Fly Fishing Only".....I would NEVER be into that. I think restricting bait would be about the fish and not the tackle because all those flatfish, corkies, and jigs catch steelhead at nearly the same rate without bait and the fish tend to be mortally wounded less frequently. That is why no bait just seems like a no brainer to me. As for not being able to fish from a boat, that is harder to justify but I would like the idea of the fish having safe havens in the river, I think that would lead to a lot more hookups too because they wouldn't be getting pounded everywhere they try to find sanctuary so when they do move into a fishable run, they are rested. A also agree with the above that a good compromise is having a "No Fishing From Boats Area". That would be tough to enforce but would be a good thing in my mind.