Since it is called something different all over the place, I am talking about "grabbing", "noodling" or whatever else you want to call it when you reach into a nest and pull out large catfish, leaving the nest with eggs behind completely unguarded. How do you feel about this? Is it sporty, or is there any skill needed for it? In my opinion it is neither. I was just having a conversation with a co-worker and he pulled out a picture of about 20 flatheads, the smallest of which was 27# that they grabbed earlier this year, and guess what, they kept them all. Needless to say, I lost a TON of respect for this guy. So, not only did they take 20 top of the line breeders off the nest, they also more than likely ruined any chance of those 20 breeders having any offspring survive for their final spawn. It is not legal in Kansas, but nobody ever gets caught. Personally I think it is dispicable in practice, and severely damages our trophy fish population. There is a reason the fish do not eat during the spawn, this is natures way of keeping them alive to pass on the genes it takes to reproduce larger fish, this can not happen with a bunch of guys grabbing them up off the nests. I know this is long, and there are going to be a lot of noodlers or grabbers out there that will bash me, but that is just my opinion, and I wanted to hear other's thoughts on it as well.