Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Salmo_g, Dec 9, 2017.
This is exciting. Thank you all for your dedication.
Amazing! Strong work you guys!
Time to buy stock in Clark’s Cabins!
Wow, progress. I'm wondering- what are potential restrictions going to be concerning this proposed fishery? Is there much concern being thrown around that the Skagit being the only river open in the Puget Sound area during this time might result in overfishing?
It was the only river open when it was closed. Some feel enough has changed in the past 7 years that it will be overly crowded. I have never felt that way. I do think the first few weekends it is open there will be a lot of people then everyone will, once again, realize the Skagit is a large and difficult river to fish. Once this sinks in the number of fishermen will decrease.
Interesting, thank you for the additional information; glad to see there is at least some tool in place to prevent a "free-for-all" from the onset.
For the record, I wasn't being critical of anyone or the process, I was just curious if it was even on the radar at any point considering the recent focus on the explosion of steelhead guiding in other regions.
Here's a link to the Dec. 9th meeting. The director's comments about the Skagit begin around 12:20.
I was at an event last night that was also attended by the Director of WDFW and he once again repeated his comments from the commission meeting to an ovation!
I thought this as well but have already seen local guides taking deposits for and booking trips for this spring. That doesn't make them right or wrong, but I figure they know a lot more than I do.
You are a smart guy. I bet you know more than them.
Wayne, can you verify that time slot in the video again? I can't find it here.
Find Leland at the beginning of the video. Director speaks right after Leland when questioned by one of the commissioners. It is brief but he definitely says the department has a spring steelhead season covered.
If you have thoughts, questions or concerns here is your target..... Guiding has nothing to do with WDFW, but falls right into the mission statement of Wild and Scenic.
I guess he actually starts speaking at 12:32. His first couple of words were muted but then come in loud and clear.
Huge thank you to everyone who made this happen.