You might be seeing Rick Matney's stuff maybe? Outside of a very small number of rivers, most of the steelhead fishing in SE AK is VERY hard to get to. Rick Matney (lives in MT, but lives part time in Wrangell, AK) has a program that involves long boat rides through the saltwater, anchoring up, getting in a raft/sled, and completing the journey to the creek mouths, then hiking along bear trails. Definitely a big barrier to entry that will hopefully make overcrowding there less likely.Just on a whim, looked up Montana guides and steelhead, I see Alaska Steelhead trips in my small sampling. I had not seen that before. I know the change cannot be that fast, but wonder if the trend was shifting or just a crowding out of WA?