well let me start by saying i really feel at home here,and think i have a lot of people i could call friend. iam one of these people who think catfishing should be on the same level as bass fishing :crazy: iam sorry i said such a bad word . i talked to a friend of mine today you all know him as ken freeman to tell him congrates on the big fish caught in his tourney.the tourney was to be held her where i live in columbus miss ,but things happened to prevent it . we dont have hundered pounders here that have been caught ! but did have an 84 pound flat caught a few weeks ago . i guess what iam getting at is that if we as a group get behind the programs like cablea and bass pro we can take this sport our sport to the same level . people say anybody can catch catfish iam sure they can in a pay lake or in the family farm pound ,but to go out and catch a true trophy catfish just doesnt happen everyday . i like nothing better than cheering my wife or one of my daughters on fighting a fish .it is even better than catching it myself. love your family love the sport of catfishing and lets take it to the level it needs to be at !