Yep, More and more people are enjoying laker fishing but water management is first. Our manmade waters, made into artificial fisheries, with artificial trout and artificial salmon are totally different and just don't compare to up north. Were lucky to have lakers introduced to the reservoirs, a species that can naturally reproduce, give great angling opportunity by getting real big and strong fighting. most people like to eat them, and they aren't all that destructive of a predator that seem to consume a variety and balance of forage from plankton on up.Canada takes care of their fisheries, most lodges are catch and release on larger fish and single barbless hooks only. Fishing matters there and they take it serious, here it's a secondary issue behind water management.
If you go in tackle shops restaurants ex. Around lake trout lakes in CO you see trophy macs on the walls.