I keep most of what I catch. Mostly out of spite. Rarely to I get my monies worth out of a fishing trip. Figure gas, lost rigs, bait, etc. I almost always go in the hole. Don't get me wrong, I don't fish for food so I have no problem going on a few dry runs now and then. I think it's bad luck to throw back the first fish of the day, so, I'll keep him no matter what. I've been known to come home with one sorry little 2lb'er and fry him up. I should be fishing with Mudhole so I catch enough to tag and catch again. But hey, I'm in it for the challenge, peace and quiet, and if the fish gods are willing a little something for supper. If I ever caught a monster cat,(50lb+) I'd probably take a picture (like I ever have a camera) and turn him loose. I really respect these fellers who practice CPR. If it came down to it, I think it'd be pretty tough to turn a big'un loose, especially if one didn't have a camera.