Your right I'm not disagreeing with the data but the perspective I'm looking at is right now the Skagit river is the only river I know of that has a for the most part above standard of returning fish as to compared to every other system in WA that is on major decline in numbers. So Why even take the chance of ruining the fishery just so everyone can have another river to fish. I agree there are pros and cons but I think we need to look at the long term picture not O its great the river has a sustainable amount of returning fish we should open it now. Look at the Cedar river It was fabulous for the first few years with amazing fish being caught now it's just another packed with fishermen trout river that has been fished out. Keep the Skagit closed regardless of how many fish are returning because it's going to be one of the last rivers around once all the other ones take the final plunge!