The river is currently closed to all water-based recreation. That means, no fishing, no boating, no tubing, no wading, nothing. The reasoning is that stopping human activity might allow fish to retreat to cooler ponds and deeper waters that would normally be occupied by people, taking away the stressor of human disturbance. The ban on fishing is also a bid to keep as many fish in the river as possible. Killing more fish while the population is struggling would decrease the chances of recovery of the valuable fishery, which is a top fly-fishing destination.