ok here is what i believe in. i catch alot of channels. as you can see my user name says i am a great fan of the channelcatfish. so, i catch alot of channels. yet i love to eat them but i just hate to eat them because it takes them years to get to the size of an eating catfish. do you guys know what i mean? a 12 inch channelcatfish in iowa takes up to 4 YEARS to grow to that size. that is a very long time. but i just love their taste yet i just cant chop thier heads and skin off because i also love their beauty. they are the dernist pretiest fish i ever saw. of course my friends dont have that problem but i do. any help for my feelings towards these beautiful fish?