You're ideas aren't necessarily bad, but it's your approach I have a problem with. Instead of coming out of the gates with one of your first post on this forum accusing people you don't know of being unethical assholes, why not bring it up as a topic for discussion? It was obvious you were trying to step on toes, so why go through the trouble of saying you're not? What I mean by digging yourself a hole is you've just accused several active people in fisheries conversation of being inconsiderate slobs. That's not exactly the best way to make a first impression. I will give you some credit for leaving names out of it, but greaseliner's comment was 100% classless and uninformed. P.S. - ChrisC, the whitefish loophole didn't apply on the Methow last year. The general steelhead season was open through March 31st.