Everyone is an armchair expert, I’m no different. My solution to this situation on the coast is really simple: all steelhead anglers are issued a punchcard (like we have for salmon retention), but this card is for the 7 days we choose to fish in the spring. Before you start to fish for the day, you have to punch that day on your card. This system allows for equal opportunity, and keeps crowding down. Guides can still work. If it costs almost nothing, reduces impacts considerably, keeps things open and is easy to enforce, why wouldn’t it be a great option?