Hey guys, just recently I got into a debate with a bunch of guys I was fishing with. Also their were more people I talked to that I debated with. We debated for a while on whether a catfish is a gamefish or a rough fish like carp, gar, or dogfish! Now knowing that I am a LOYAL catfisherman, I just had to declare that a catfish IS a gamefish. My part on the debate is that you CANT sell catfish without a license in Iowa, also, it is a delicasy in fancy restaurants. I think that catfish are one of the TOP fish species in North America and that the Ba$$ is a rough fish because I just plain dont like the fish as well as the fishermen fishin for em. Usually ba$$ fisherman that I know of (no offense to the ba$$ fisherman I dont know) act all snobby to me and think Im a loser when fishin for cats. On their side of the debate was: catfish are sold in restaurants because they are tasty and can be grown in large amounts in farm ponds! (Yes, I know thats true) also, You only see barbarions (ugh, how could they call us that!!!!) fishing for catfish. Catfish are rough fish because they are very ugly. My second defense is that catfish are seen in famous magazines such as Fur Fish & Game, Iowa Game & Fish, In Fisherman, & American Hunter! So you think they would be a gamefish right?!?!?!?! wow this is a confusing debate. :crazy: Plus no one is right or wrong. yet I still believe that a catfish are the most highly respected fish species!!! Whos side of the debate are you guys on!?!?!?!