I may have this catfish thing figured out, just wish it were closer to home! We catch a lot of them but keep only the midsize fish. I have been throwing back the ones over 8 pounds and under 3 pounds. Those from 3 t0 8 pounds are the best eating fish. Over 8 pounds they are a little tougher. Plus I think it's important to have plenty of breeding size fish. Here are a couple we kept from this weekend. As you can see my little guy is having the time of his life doing this!