Thanks for that, of course the guy would have had an open day and it’s not strictly a loss as he can still go drum up some business via posts. The fishery was the Skagit/Sauk, and if I’m not mistaken, the C&R season’s length depends on the number of angler encounters? After enough fish have been C&R’d, is mortality not applied on that fraction of the run and the fishery closed?Their income is limited not by the amount of fish but by the # of days a client books a trip with them. The guide catching fish by himself doesn't mean 4-5 clients will cancel a trip. Could those small # of fish he hooked that day lead to the season closing 1 day earlier? Sure, but his calendar wasn't book full anyways (since he had an open day to begin with). Him sending pictures of those fish to past clients could get more trips booked. Point being, it's not a loss to the guide financially, and could even be a positive. If there were individual rod day and/or encounter quotas for the season (discussed as a possibility on the klick) then it's a different story.