While in West Virginia during Christmas at my wife's families home in Huntington I attended a fishing show. I noticed a set-up about blue cats. It seems that in the spring WV made blue cats a gamefish (senate bill #389), and have put a 2 fish per day creel limit on them and the minimum size that can be kept is 24". The WV DNR is stocking blue cats at a high rate (30,000+) in the Ohio River section in WV, and also the Kanawha River that runs across WV and empties into the Ohio. Both rivers have locks that separate sections. I was told that the stocking started in 2004 and the DNR is trying to set-up a trophy bluecat fishery there. They (WV legislature) passed the gamefish rule so they could set-up a creel limit and keep it protected from any commercial harvest. You can't commercial fish a game fish like bass, crappie, and stripers. WV has seen fit to do the same thing with bluecats. This makes rules to protect bluecats or all cats present in Virginia, TN, WV, and SC at Santee Cooper. Both WV rivers also contain channel cats and trophy size flatheads. A biologist in WV was quoted as saying that the DNR felt confident that both rivers would produce 50 LB blues in a very short time. Since I have relatives that live less than 20 minutes fom both rivers I think I will give them a try this summer:wink:.