Actually I've read through this thread several times and am pleased with what they are doing. It's better than grinding the jacks up for feeding fish at the hatcheries or just throwing them in a dumpster. Several years ago we were at Cascade, ID. My grandson and I took a drive on a road that goes east out of that town and came across the fish and game workers at salmon traps on several different creeks. I remember one being Two Bit Creek. Mostly I think they were trying to get a count of fish going up to spawn. The local native Americans also had camps set up and were catching as many salmon as they could and then selling them on the highway in town for around $4.00 lb.
Great story John. Kudos to the Idaho F&G. Jim