Nobody's writing a thesis here MJ. You got a better index with a longer dataset hiding in your pocket?
Connolly, there is absolutely a need to promote this fishery, especially since this year there is 1) decreased incentive for foreigners to fish because of the AMP 2) multiple moronic development projects on the near horizon that require a united opposition from all steelhead lovers 3) an extremely vocal kill fishery proponent who need to be shouted down by responsible C&R folk and 4) a commercial fleet that continues to try and assert its value over a growing, sustainable and fairly well managed sport fishery.
Hyperbole about run size aside, noone who likes wild steelhead should be trying to keep responsible fishermen off the river. I like to assume the majority of folks on a spey board are responsible, conservation minded individuals.
Its a good run year, come on up, spend your money, buy skeena wild sweaters and help us tell enbridge, shell, the commie fleet and the bcwf to stop f--king with our wild steelhead.