Recently while fishing on the Wynoochee river I witnessed bank fisherman "bonk" two wild steelies. Needless to I was in a state of shock to see this and after questioning the guys as to wether or not the "harvesting" of wild steelhead was infact legal they honestly did not know, or at the very least acted as if they did not. What added to the spectacle were the people themselves. they hooked these fish at least 100 yards up river of us and proceeded to play these fish to right in front of us. After a few minutes of show boating this guy drags his fish to the beach and smashed her with a rock. He stood up and showed us the fish and claimed to have hooked 5 like that earlier. It does not matter to me in what method a person chooses to fish, flyfishing for me was a choice I made and it suits me. Anglers of all kinds are "brothers" with a vested intrest in healthy water sheds and healthy populations of fish. What I do not understand is this need to harvest a wild fish to complete your day, and if it is in fact legal to kill a wild fish on the "nooch" what is the state thinking?