Mel, exactly. That's what I meant by saying the best fisheries in the world are composed of wild fish and not hatchery jobs. I wish we could count on the ESA protecting the wild fish but I don't think that will go on forever or cover all the species and rivers that it should. Plus, when you dump in the hatchery fish for the harvest folks, you open the door for those anglers catching wild salmon/steelhead and electing to either go ahead and kill the wild fish and take their chances, or treat the fish so rough because they are mad they can't keep it, the wild fish dies anyway. I've overheard harvest guys at work and they resent it when they catch a wild steelhead and must release it. It pisses them off. So not only do I believe the hatchery steelhead have a negative impact on the reproduction of wild steelhead, I believe that when you mix the two in the same river the harvest anglers may end up killing the wild steelhead one way or the other.