a few years back, while fishing a lake in southern indiana, my wife and i found a big bed full of big redears. i rigged up our poles like i've done for years(the way dad did) and started taking them left and right. i turned to put another one in the basket, their was the game warden. he came on over to the boat, checked everything to see if we are legal, we was. then out of nowhere he said, you are cheating and are not a fisherman taking those fish that way. he was really ripping my ass about this. he said i should dump out all the redear in my basket to let them go back to the beds. i said no-way, that i learned as a kid from my father to catch them this way. he shook his head and off he went. question = do you think it's alright to take fish off their beds? = do you think it's wrong to take fish off their bed's? would like to know how my boc family feels about this subject. it's brothered me since the day it happened. thanks, scott.