Several States require you purchase a Steelhead/Salmon "punch card" to fish/retain same. Anyway, picked up my 2013's today (my first go getting one at the Very Seasoned Citizen rate) and with the punch card you're handed out a 'How to fill out same.'
Good idea and you have to do same ASAP if you retain a fish. Reading the back of this and did a DEAR GOD! SAY IT ISN'T SOOOOO! The example stream was the fly only section of the North Umpqua. And the info (a major gaff) said you could retain a 'Native Fish!!'
Immediately pull up the Reg's on line and two references to "NO YOU CAN'T!"
I know they have to print the game regs months before distribution so check Region Update .... Nope (thank God!)
ASAP to Salem talking to 'Nice Lady' at OF&G and described what I was reading, what I'd read, and is there something I don't know about ..... ?
"Can you hold a second while I get one?"
'Sure,' and she's back on the phone a minute later ... 'Let me read through this .....'
Last words I expected to hear: "Oh Shxt, that's WRONG."
Guy who does the fish checks on the NU is not noted for his sense of humor; can you imagine how this would go in Court?