Yeah it's been going on for a while now. I for one might check in to it this year and see what I can do. Why not if I could get paid to fish why not right. Just have to find out where the best places are to catch them. I know I use to get a few of them when I was bass fishing out at cascade locks so might look more in to it this year.
Too bad that the rules only apply to the mainstream of the columbia. When I was a kid we used to go to a spot on the Coweeman and catch at least a dozen an hour. I don't believe we ever had a day with less than 15 fish except when the bees would get too crazy (we'd throw the "squaw fish" into the blackberry bushes)