"As far as fishing gravel goes, why would a sportsman fish anywhere near bedding fish? Bedding fish make poor angling targets, day or night. Good fishermen leave gravel alone and lead others by example."
That's just plain silly. You and I both know who does it and why. Probably some of the people on your list of good guides do it with great regularity. Who's kiddin who here eh? If you consider yourself an angler who doesn't fish to gravel (as I do) then we are in the minority in this state my friend. Take a good look around.
I also know someone who just picked up his forest service permit for right around 20k as well.