I was afraid this would happen. Occupy Skagit worked to get the season opened presumably under the original selective fishery rules. If it gets held up it will because there will be too many differing opinions on who can fish; how you can fish; where you can fish; what you can fish from; what color your skin is; when you can fish; what gear you can use; ad infinitum; and ad nauseum . . .
Quit splitting hairs on methods of fishing and focus on monitoring with adaptive management for full closures both spacially and temporally (as Smalma suggested).
Selective gear no bait works without dividing advocacy groups.
New world conservation NGOs are not being smart on long term consensus building conservation which is MUCH needed to tackle Enrionmental protection, water flows, tribal relationships, etc which are much more impactful matters in sustaining wild steelhead populations.