Now I am not trying to start a bunch of stuff. I wanted to make this post so that cpr guys could get to know eachother and discuss what it is that makes them so adimant about catch and release. I am a cpr guy and it is not because I don't catch fish. I am an educated tournament fisherman that knows a lot about conservation, catfish, and the reproduction cycle of larger fish. Without larger fish there are no fish to spawn out and the larger and older fish produce more eggs which results in more catfish. I do not fish to eat. I fish because I love fishing. It was something that I turned to when I was young to help keep me out of trouble. I got away from it a couple years when I was a teenager and man did I screw up. I had nothing to keep me busy. Now for the past 5 years I have fished on average 4 times a week. I have not been in any trouble and this is due to the sport of catfishing. Therefor I will do whatever it takes to make sure that the sport of catfishing can survive the increased pressure from anglers. Some people have to catch and release or IT WILL HAVE A NEGATIVE EFFECT ON CATFISHING! That is a fact. Smaller fish can be stocked and farmed much easier than large ones. So I choose to only eat smaller fish. There have been new regulations put on the sport of catfishing in some states because it is important. Overfishing will someday ruin it for everyone. Others and myself do eat smaller fish but there is no need to eat a large catfish. It is full of chemicals and is not good for a person or for the reproduction of the fish. This is some but not all of the reason me and my buddies catch and release. I know some of you are gonna get on here and start a bunch of crap. This is not what this post is for. If you do not catch and release, please read what we write about why we practice this and maybe it will change your mind, maybe it wont. Just understand that it is important to some of us that these fish are caught and released so that your kid and his kid and so on will have the quality fishing and experiences that all of us have had. I am not trying to put non-cpr guys down at all so don't take it that way. I throw them back so they can be caught again that just what others and myself feel is right.