Here's my take for what it's worth and that's likely not much but here goes. The skagit is a storied river with rich history. A history commercial interests will use to market immediately if it is open season on guiding. Second, with all the hype surrounding steelhead fishing it will see record traffic period. You have an expanded population, social media, and novelty. Good thing the skagit is big. I think an above poster is correct that most will congeal on the Sauk. It's less intimidating as far as size and holding water identification. I think it should be a baby steps affair. This means zero guiding for a bit and restrictive regulations. If all goes well then become more liberal in the approach. I think those at the front of the occupy movement should be consulted on how it goes down and not some cadre of guides or industry people. It's a gift getting it back, let's not abuse it and get it shut down in short order. As for myself I'd love to fish it but won't for a couple seasons till the novelty wears off and crowds thin. Do not underestimate the interest and novelty and the pressure it will bring. This is a different time in angling since it closed. I hope it gets done right and isn't commercialised. I'm sure outfitters are already brainstorming as to what would milk the most from this precious new resource to plunder.