August 12/1928 was the day my father was born. He was a strong hard working man that fought for what he believed in. Growing up in the dirty thirties hunting and fishing were more about survival than sport. Later on in his life hunting and fishing became all about the outdoors and enjoying the experience. He netted my first salmon and helped me clean my first deer. I will never forget our last talks and I would like to share one of them. Two days before he past away he said to me that he had seen the best of hunting and the best of fishing and it will never be the same. As sad as some of his last thoughts were at this point in my life I have to agree. As I read the thread Alaska shutting down their Chinook fishery I was disappointed in all the finger pointing. We all need to point our fingers at ourselves. Whether we are first nation ,commercial, guides, sport fisherman or just people that live on this planet we all have an impact, some more than others. I get it, I see it there is good and bad in all groups but there is a lot of greed and the end result will be the end. Whether we like it or not, all groups need to work together. We all have the same interest FISH and we all want to see more of them. Unless I'm missing something I don't see our government's doing enough. One day I'd like to meet up with Dad again and tell him he was wrong and that his great, great grandkids are enjoying the best fishing ever. How do we start to fix this and where do we begin ???