I personally would not be interested in fishing then as John said as we are taking to the woods that time of year. I however understand the desire of others to fish then and on nice Oct. days it would be awesome to be on the pond. Misty Morning's thought of say an "October Stamp" sounds like a winner for the State as well as fisherman!
i never liked the opening and closing season days, seems im forced to fish more and harder as the close is approaching. probably fish more days than if the season was open all year because i dont want to miss those precious days. i would rather see it open water fishing when there is open water, catch and release of salmon during both the salmon and smelt spawn, how many big salmon are taken when the smelt are in spawn, im betting alot, maybe too many