I read the Post Star article about the proposed catch & release area on the Mettawee River.
I FULLY SUPPORT THE IDEA FOR THE METTAWEE RIVER FISHERY.
I ALSO SUPPORT THE IDEA FOR A SECTION OF THE LOWER SCHROON RIVER.
In my opinion, both the Mettawee & Lower Schroon have not yet realized their potential for harboring a hold-over trophy trout population. Both rivers have the potential do so. The Battenkill and West Branch of the Ausable are fine examples of an Idea (regulation) That Works. If angler initiative starts the process, I would gladly devote a good share of time and attention to such a project.
(Emily Zollweg is a Senior Aquatic Biologist at NYS DEC- Warrensburg, NY)