My comments for salmon are not based on lakes but rather rivers and streams and never did I say it's all about the salmon. Example the columbia river which is overpopulated by panfish. I'm aware of the all the obstacles salmon face nowadays especially overfishing and pollution. But rather my comments reflect the fact that yes there should be a limit in lakes where no native species are a factor even if the lake supports landlocked salmon as most pf the landlocked salmon (kokanee)are stocked and actually do just fine living among panfish. But where native species are a factor we should eliminate the limits. This in itself will not bring the runs completely back but at least give a few more native fish a fighting chance. By the way before the late 1800s, the only resident freshwater fish living in Washington State were trout (cutthroat and rainbow), char (bull trout and Dolly Varden), nonanadromous salmon (kokanee), whitefish, burbot, northern pikeminnow, suckers and smaller fish generally unimportant to anglers so yes rainbows are native to lakes in Washington. Perch, all bass species, bluegill, crappie, walleye, carp and catfish are all introduced species. I'm not for removing these species in lakes where the majority of native species are trout example Potholes Reservoir, Moses lake on the east side, lake Stevens and Tapps lake here on the Westside, but I am for reducing numbers in streams and rivers.