Geriatric Skagit Swinger
What happened was CCA lobbying the legislature to not renew it and to just turn down their funding request in general as retaliation for WDFW walking back on their promise to end netting in the Columbia. Then WDFW, knowing that Skagit C&R guys are passionate and vocal tell us there is no money for the Skagit C&R hoping to enlist us in their funding quest. So here we are being played...Maybe DFW figured out that the major tribs (Wenatchee, Methow, and now the Snake) being closed to fishing wasn't much of an incentive to buy their Columbia "enhancement" tag. I guess the Cowlitz is still open (although their summer returns were also very low).