There’s a lot of talk about angler apathy in fish conservation circles, but I believe the majority of us will do as much as we can to help. Trouble is, most anglers either don’t know how bad things have gotten or they don’t know how to help.
Here’s an easy way to get involved: We’ve posted “Five Things You Can Do” on the Wild Steelhead Coalition website–the goal being making it easier for anglers to participate in the process of saving wild steelhead.
As you can see by the numbers, the situation here in Washington is about as dire as it can get. This is a fact emphasized by rapidly shrinking fishing opportunities, as all the major Puget Sound rivers are now closed for what has traditionally been the peak of the spring fly fishing season. The Olympic Peninsula, in addition to absorbing all the displaced Puget Sound anglers, is hardly faring better. In short, it’s time to get together and make some serious changes before it’s too late.
Thanks for the support.