i was just wondering if anyone has any info on mortality rates of cats caught and weighed in at tournaments. i read a report several years ago about the mortality rates of bass in summer tournaments and it was pretty bad. it said as many as 75 percent of these fish died after being released. although these fish swam off and looked fine, they still wound up dying later on. i'm sure flatheads have a pretty high survival rate, but what about blues. i know from my own experience that blues die pretty easy in the summer even in a well aerated livewell. it can't be good for them to be beat and banged around all day in a live well and taken in and out of the water several times and finally be released. if anyone has any knowledge on this subject it would be greatly appreciated.