Nice cheerleading doc. WDFW needs all the help they can get these days.
I'm afraid the rec's wont have much opportunity to "figure it out" when there's an ESA listing of Willapa river chinook and the whole bay is closed to salmon fishing. The current policy seems likely to result in that.
The big problem with the switch from naselle to Willapa is that the habitat does not support the decision. The commercial fishery gauntlet is beside the point. Can't manufacture NOR fish if the habitat isn't up to the task.
BTW, Do you know anyone that's caught a chinook south of the goose/ledbetter point line in the salt?