Driven by irrational exuberance.
I just read the “COVID-19 Guidance“, Nov. 15, from Washington State. Nothing about fishing closures. It got me thinking back to early this year when Washington closed all freshwater fishing, and then Oregon closed freshwater fishing to non-residents. Why was it so damn important to close it then, and why is it fine to stay open now? It seems to me all the metrics are worse now than back in March. Can someone help me find that pontification from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife director back in the Spring justifying their closure?