OK first off let me explain, I'm NOT saying that using trotlines is a bad idea. However, I've gotta vent about this!!! I was out fishing at Lake Cherrywood, which is one of the "family fishing" program lakes. These lakes have special restrictions and limits, ie, 3 catfish per day. No trotlines, bowfishing, yo-yos, jugs, et cetera are allowed. Anyway I was fishing off the banks of Lake Cherrywood when I get a strike. I start reeling it in, only to get the line snagged, and it was NOT in brush. What was it? SOMEONE'S TROTLINE. I moved to another area of the lake, and it happened a second time. Which made me so mad that someone would do that when they aren't supposed to!!! Made me want to take a sheet of paper, a plastic bag, a pen, my serrated knife (one of the lines was tied off with fishing line), and a brick so I could write a note that says, "Hey idiot!!! The regs state that NO TROTLINES are allowed. My hook found your trotline so I was kind enough to dispose of any responsibility that the police would have placed upon you had you been caught. If you want your trotline back, get some scuba gear...it's in the lake," cut the line, put the note in the bag and seal it, tie it to the secured portion of the line, and put the brick on the line so it goes back under the water. But then I thought about how many people do things when they know they shouldn't...everything from running trotlines when they shouldn't to eating a grape in the grocery store. How many of you would do something if you saw someone running a trotline and you knew that they shouldn't, and what would you do?