I am for the ESA status for dolly/bull trout statewide. I think it's a good idea that we actually have protection for these magnificent native fish in WA. I also think it's working.
The quantity and quality of the incidental catches of dollies while steelhead fishing or while coho/cutthroat fishing as Leland was (on a popper no less!) is a testimonial to this.
Therefore I hope we have all taken Rich's advice and gotten our 2004-2005 Sportfishing Rule Proposal Forms in no later than July 18th! We can do this for wild steelhead too.