Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater....Know Grizzler
There are no wild impacts left for the Stlly. Well maybe not none but I think it was 6 fish or so. There certainly aren't S.Fork Nooksack impacts available. I'm not sure about Sauk springs etc.
I think that the world has changed, with orcas and kings and don't think for a moment the feds in any actual scientific agency would ok a PS salmon season if WDFW went it alone. That's a fairy tail. This is the part the old white guys in big boats just refuse to try and understand.
It may be favorable for the state to just shut the salt down too. Manage in river, stock by stock. C&R mortalities are lower in river. Impacts are more easily managef with basin specific or stock specific in- river seasons. There are positives but the politics does not work.
Those wealthy white guys in expensive boats though, they need their 10 days to fish possesion. Fact is the state is as beholden to them as they are the tribes in this fiasco.
Also, no one with big boats and cash gives a fuck about skokomish salmon snagging so neither does the state. While I see your point, the risk/ reward ratio does not make that a battle worth fighting.
How do old poor white guys with no boat who enjoy beach fishing play into your suggestion of closing down the salt?