....for me anyway. Took a tour of the Sauk and the Skagit yesterday. This would be the last day of the year I can fish these rivers before they closed. Funny thing is I didn't bring any fishing gear with me. Took a couple of pics. Might post one or two up later. I seen only a few people fishing. A couple of boats and a couple bankies. I talked to two gear guides at Rockport and both were doing eagle gawkers. One said he is so booked with eagle gawkers he hasn't done a fishing trip almost the entire month. Nice to see the guides are adapting. Visited a couple of runs. The runs if I were to fish the river I would have pounded the shit out of. Nobody in them. Two of the only runs I would have bothered to fish at this time of year, with current conditions, had no one fishing them. I know if a steelhead were in the river they would have been in these runs. I am not so removed from the game that I no longer can read the river and understand where the fish will be. The few bankies I saw were likely not going to catch anything because of the water they choose to fish. I don't think they understood the water well. The Skagit was a bit high and somewhat colored. Not badly colored but it wasn't in perfect shape. The guys I saw fishing were not taking the conditions into consideration when choosing where to fish. I guess this is what the fish need; to be left alone. The end of my fishing for Skagit/Sauk steelhead has arrived. I don't even bother taking fishing gear to the river anymore.