Whats the difference? There is NO difference between a TRUE purist Bassfisherman and a TRUE purist Catfisherman. BOTH are dedicated to preserving their sport. BOTH spend time on the water learning their sport. BOTH are affected by people who are disrespectful of nature and other people. Bass can be caught from shore, or a boat. So can catfish. Bass fishermen can be rude. So can catfishermen. I'm tired of sterotypes and tired of people talking down about other types of fishing. I myself fish for Crappie, Bass, and Catfish. Don't think someone should visit the BOC and fish for anything other than Catfish??? GET OVER IT. We all love catfishing, that is what has brought us together, that doesn't mean that catfishing is the ONLY type of fishing that we enjoy.