To perfectly illustrate why fishing is the way it is in Alaska today, one could not do better than read the two articles in todays ADN rag paper. 7 people got busted and ticketed for fishing with rod and reel in Ship Creek (stocked fishery, put in for the taking). Yukon River fishermen defy the closure and strip the river with nets (wild fish, endanger of extinction, and protected by international treaty) and nothing is done to them, except give them a bunch of free press. Pathetic.
Yep, we're teaching our youngsters real good ain't we.