Mark, I applaud you for your willingness to post on this thread and defend yourself. This issue is not however about how many fish the Nets take out, it's about how many wild steelhead you as a guide harvest. That fish which was killed (legally) made it PAST the nets and therefore was in a position to contribute to the production of wild fish in that river (I'm assuming its in the Quilleyute system). While you are legally permitted to harvest wild steelhead and you may as you stated earlier practice catch and release 90% of the time, you did not in this case. What's worse is the fact that you posted a video of killing a wild steelhead on Youtube. Why post this video if it's not representative of your true angling ethic? I think it reflects poorly on you as a guide that you continue to allow the harvest of wild steelhead in your boat, and furthermore it reflects extremely poorly on you that you were willing to POST that on Youtube. People here are entitled to their opinions, and as this is a free country and you exposed yourself to criticism by posting that insipid video in the first place I think you have earned the criticism you are receiving. Regardless of legallity, it is completely unethical (In the opinion of myself and a growing majority of anglers in our state) to harvest wild steelhead ANYWHERE. Look at the premier guides on the OP, the ones who are fishing the same clients year in and year out, (Bob Ball is a prime example), they refuse to allow clients to harvest wild fish. Let them catch them on their own if that's what they want. Frankly that guy didnt look capable of getting anywhere near a steelhead if he wasnt being backrowed and babysat the whole freakin day. While finger pointing at Native tribes who harvest steelhead is a popular pastime in certain circles (apparently you are a part of that crowd) we as individuals are responsible for our PERSONAL impact on the fishery. You as a guide should know that better than anyone. Every year the peninsula grows in popularity as a destination fishery, especially as other winter-run fisheries throughout the state and region continue to decline. While populations may at present seem robust, they are much more fragile than you probably know. If you value your job (and clearly you do by your willingness to defend your integrity here) it is in your interest to promote a sustainable, catch and release fishery regardless of the ignorant desires of some client who fishes for steelhead twice a year. Ethically, neither of you are entitled to killing that fish, particularly when the future of a species rides on our individual actions. Please understand, this is NOT a personal attack. I think you just made a poor choice in allowing that fish to be harvested and an even worse choice by posting that video on a public website. I sincerely hope as an apparent advocate of wild steelhead you will remove that video from Youtube and in the future practice catch and release exclusively. Will Atlas Also, fellas. Is anyone else pissed by watching some decrepit cheese dick reef on a gorgeous wild steelhead. Thats like the steelhead version of deep sea fishing (all the dude had to do was set the hook and reel), in my estimation that takes about as much skill as rolling over in bed. Even more reason that guy is a moron for keeping that fish, like he actually earned it. He's not even wearing waders. I think a real threat to the OP wild steelhead exists in the form of out of state anglers who want to harvest wild steelhead. Alot of these guys fish with guides who get them into fish and they're all "entitled" by law to harvesting one wild steelhead a year. These is especially scary because the peninsula is one of the last places on the entire west coast where you can still legally harvest wild fish which means we're concentrating all the morons who want to do that on the best remaining wild steelhead fisheries that exist. It's total BS.