Apologies for not answering messages.
I would like to advance an apology to those who have messaged me and that seem to have been ignored. It was not and is not how one behaves and I wish to assure those I might have slighted that there never has been a time in which I would behave consciously in such a manner.
I will admit to being very tied-up in health and family matters, to the tune that I haven't even lifted a rod this year, yet had I known there were messages directed at me I would have answered. Still the burden is on me to keep abreast of such matters and I indeed failed in this responsibility as it truly would have taken very little effort to check now and again.
I have tried this evening to address those messages that went unanswered, but I am not sure they were sent, because after I clicked the send button (or whatever it is called in private messaging) there were no indications that a message was sent nor a copy of what I wrote. I am in limbo as to whether or not a message went through. And I answered all the messages, admitting there wasn't many. If you messaged me, I messaged you back, many months late.
Jet sleds/boats destroy redds in the spawning grounds with their turbulent jet wash, scouring the bottom and further burying some of the eggs while ejecting the rest into the stream flow to be eaten. To protect fish, these boats must be restricted from the spawning grounds.