I like Bob's idea of writing to our legislators. Are there any we know of at the state and federal level who have the potential of becoming an advocate? Mike Thompson comes to mind as an example of one who has been a strong advocate for fisheries protection in California. Also, given that WDFW Commissioners are the ones who appoint the WDFW Director, I don't see any real movement in getting to more managed CnR fisheries until we change their mindsets. In that regard, I think we should write to Gov-elect Inslee, who is responsible for appointing WDFW Commission members. Finally, it may be worth teeing up to our government officials the possibility of merging WDFW into DNR - the idea has been tossed around several times in the not too recent past - by Gov. Gregoire as well as by legislators. In reference to what inland has mentioned in the Skagit thread, we currently have a commission and agency that is focused on harvest and is not predisposed to allowing CnR fishing for the recreational and economic benefits. And given that the WDFW (and the Commission) have had a long track record of tone deafness to the sport fishing community, coupled with little capability to manage beyond making regulations and enforcement, I'm willing to take the risk to have the agency integrated into the DNR, particularly if will result in new fresh new thinking on how we manage rivers like the Skagit and Sauk.