Bob’s name is something that was mentioned often when I worked at Orvis. Now I really see why. He is putting his money where his mouth is. It is fantastic to see people step up and show that they really care about a resource. He is a guide. He makes his money from taking people fishing. He won’t be guiding for winter run wild Olympic Peninsula Steelhead.
But for now- I won’t be guiding anyone for winter run wild Olympic Peninsula Steelhead any more. Personally I feel that it has gone too far out here. The numbers of wild fish do not support sports fishing, not even a catch and release fishery. Not when we are talking about a “handful” of fish returning, and only a few thousand escaping the gauntlet of nets, boats and hooks to spawn.
Read the whole story on his website, here.