Back in the day, pre-season planning meant developing in-season updates that used commercial catch (catch per landing generally) and utilized Indian, non-Indian, or both-depending on which worked best. Further, models were developed for each week of the fishery, so long as accuracy of the model improved.

As Doc noted, it does require actually fishing and killing fish to implement.

But, the critics point is that it was done pre-season. Development started in December/January and was completed (with State/Tribal agreement) way before any net fishing started.

To start looking unto updates after the fish hit the river is not the way competent management should be conducted.