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    http://www.adn.com/2010/10/12/149770...iologists.html

    It just seems to me that these fish should be warranted some more study time (ie. $$)...I haven't fished them myself, though I really wanted to when we moved here 3 years ago...now I am not so sure that I want to fish them.

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    I think the thing that would help those fish the most would be better public information/education about the differences between coho and steelhead. More research would also he valuable, but I think a fair number of steelies are bonked in the late-summer/early-fall when silvers are still present as a case of mistaken identity by anglers that don't know any better.

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    How can we manage a fishery without basic information. But then again, how the hell do you count fall steelhead? (hint, its hard)
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    It seems if the weir is already in, the major cost left is man hours to check the weir a few times a day/maintenance/etc. While that's hardly cheap, it's right on the road and requires no further investment, I'd say it's a good idea. Locking up a fishery (catch and release) doesn't tell you how it's doing over time.

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