i was reading Jeffro's page about the illusive bullheaded catfish, and it got me to start thinking. personally i know very few if any state record wieghts/length exactly of some of the fish that i target, more or less the ones i dont. in actuality i would bet that there is a number of us out there that may have actually caught a fish that would qualify for a state record but released it. i was talking to a friend of mine the other day and we were discussing the largest walleye i ever caught. it was on a slugo while muskie fishing. it was around 37 inches long. he said that he believed the state record was 35. i had no idea at the time WV even did records of length as well as weight. it is possible i myself had tied or broke the WV record (if my friend was correct on the length) and released it, because i had no idea of the catch i had. im curious as to how many people may have done the same thing. for example if you caught a 5lb bullhead catfish, would it be your state record, or do you know? how big is your state record blue gill? if while fishing for bait you catch a big one, would you know to check it in and claim your fame? i am not saying in anyway that i have caught and released a state record, but i am curious as to how often it may happen. personally i know what a big fish is, but i dont know what the record book says on hardly any. what about you? what do you think?