There seems to be a lot of people who preach CPR for catfish... and some of those very same people have no respect for any other species of fish. If you are going to display CPR, then it needs to be conservation of ALL animal species. Simple killing off a certain part of an eco system doesn't make things all better. Although I will not disagree that paylake owner contribute to the depletion of our trophy catfish; much of the damage to our trophy fish species happened during the first depression. Talk to your grandparents, any fish caught was eligible to be put in a frying pan. Even if we do stop all the illegal fish harvesting done by paylakes here in Ohio, they will just buy the fish from a state that has creel limits that are even less strict than ours. I think we need slot limits on all popular gamefish species including catfish in that regulation. However, it will still take another generation for those changes to make a difference. And again, there are just not enough fish and game agents to police the water like that. Bottom line, we are responsible for reporting suspicious activity. All outdoorsman need to have the appropriate numbers to call on speed dial. Also, as it was said we should all have a camera with us to collect evidence. It is not just catfish that are being abused, last year a group of fisherman was caught with well over the creel limit of walleye in the maumee. I think they had over 100 fish that they intended to sell to a seafood market. You can't tell me that the paylake industry is the only one that cuts corners to make a profit. Anyway, I believe in the conservation of all animals... and to be truely conservation minded you also have to have a mindset of selective harvest. Every creature has itsplace in an eco system.