Im happy to say i have not noticed much more pressure then is to be expected cause the wilson has been lousy with fisherman all year a lot more then last year from what ive seen i fish on weekend and days i have off school and i normally can not hit more then one or two holes i like without seeing at least one other person but this years been crazy anyways so i can not tell. I also have been fishing other rivers to excape the crowds. Being a steelheader requires a lot of hard work to learn the rivers and the gear and if you dont put that in then you dont deserve to catch fish IMO. I had a few holes shown to me as a newb and i still show people i take fishing new holes but putting it up in a public space for the masses to see is against my code of conduct do what you will and if any of you spot a 6'7 teenager fishing the wilson in a few of these spots say hello.
Oncorhynchus - Who gave you the name God and said you are the one to determine who deserves to catch a certain species of fish? If you want to do it the hard way and figure it out for yourself then you shouldn't even be on a blog in the first place, and nobody will stop you from doing what you want to do. Many of us really dont have the time, money or friends to show us how and what to do. Take me for instance, I am a graduate student that moved here 1 year ago, will only be living here for 2 more years, and this is my first season ever fishing for steelhead. I am very greatfull for all of the people that contribute information to this site. I have always been an avid fisherman but where I come from we fish for walleye, Bass, Tiger muske and such. Without this site I would not know where to start when it comes to fishing in a river. what gear to use? what rivers can you fish on? what type of line to use? IMO it sounds like you belong on ifish not OFF.
Thanks for the help beaverfan