I remmember buckets of smelt when I was growing up in the 60's. Does anyone but me think that maybe if we laid off netting the few that we do have left that we might see them rebound? Think about it,,,,, 4 if we closed the season for one or two years, these prolific breeders might just bounce back to nearly what they were 6 The salmon fishing might benefit also. Or, maybe cut it back to every other year 5 Just wondering if anyone else agrees that they'd like to see the smelt bounce back. I have trouble justifying the drive from the n/w 'burbs for a catch of 9-10 smelt in 5-8 hrs. fishing. The perch fishing was cut back to "save" the fishery and it seemed to work out well. Sure some grummbled and complained but it's a good fishery now. Would you really miss it if we stopped for 1-2 yr.s then got a more balanced fishery out of the deal 5 5 6 5 Plus a enough smelt to actualy feed more than a small child?