I was doing some thinking with my uneducated mind about the low king numbers throughout the Cook Inlet region and came up with a hypothesis. Could it be all the Jacks? I have seen more the last several years. If these fish are not sexually mature and just swim up river and die then they don't contribute to the run. Jacks actually do damage to the run population in the future, since a jack this year is next years or the year afters spawning fish. I was thinking that there is something strange going on in the inlet that is causing more jacks to come to the rivers early. Every one is so quick to blame the decreasing number of fish on every one alts. I don't think any one group of people are to blame or at lest as far as sports fishing and commercial fishing is concerned. It is something out in the inlet we don't have control of witch will take time to work it way out.