Im a little confused, if the projected returns on the skagit are 5100 steelhead which is below the 6000 needed for escapement, then why does it look like it will remain open(but with selective gear rules in effect earlier)? Don't get me wrong I'd love to fish them but I'd rather protect the resource first and foremost. The escapements levels are already way to low anyways and its almost certain the natives will get to continue to net. Tdown: The escapement used to be 9000 or 10000 fish for the skagit system but it was lowered to allow harvest on these stocks. Hopefully that won't happen again just to appease people and contribute further to the demise of these stocks.