I am looking forward to the "busy" time of catfishing coming up soon,, And, I usually take a few "eating" sized fish for my own consumption,, However, this year, I've decided to release ALL females (channels and flatheads) that I can , (Not severly injured) I sure don't like butchering the ones carrying all those eggs... So, during the spawn around here,, and it seems quite long,, I plan on only harvesting a few smaller males.. Anyone else do this?? Usually, I will release larger fish also, anyway, male or female. Think it will make a difference, or matter?