Yep, i can count on one hand the times ive been approached about a rec survey. I've never had a phone survey or mail in survey ever. Makes you wonder how much actual data is being used to manage our resources on a state and regional level.I'd love to see how the data was compiled. In all my years of fishing I only participated in one ramp survey.
There was a thread on another fishing forum where, iirc, the tile rec fishery was scheduled to be closed based on something asinine like 4 or 5 rec surveys..