First off I limb line. I use 200 lb test nylon cord and every line is properly marked. I set my lines about 2 hours before sunset and and then fish with a rod and reel till time to check the lines. All lines are marked on a gps and checked twice a night, being taken down the second time checked. All fish are released. And I have never set my limit of hooks, most being 20-25. The main reason for limb lining is I don't have the time some of you all have to go out. using limb lines I have been able to narrow down where to fish with rods. The second reason being I suffered a back injury 1 1/2 years ago and could not hold a pole to catch anything, even bait. You think you could stop being a fisherman over a little thing like not being able to hold a pole? If not for freinds who helped me instead of bashing me, I would have had to sit out at least a year of fishing. It's tough hanging out in a club where I am being trashed every other day as "liner". There are irresponsible people who fish with rod and reel and there are good people who limb line. Why do some of you always have something bad to say about "liners". What I do is legal in this state and I will keep on doing it. When I leave the water the fish are still in the river or lake and all my lines are taken down. You want to give anyone hell its the guys catching our fish and putting them in their private ponds, as I saw in another post on here. If the person was serious about it he should call Ohio TIP line and turn his buddy in instead of bashing people who don't do that kind of thing. Remember not all "liners" are bad, just like not all hunters are killers. All that being said now I feel better. If anyone doubts my abilities with a rod and reel your welcome to come up to my river any time and get shown up, ask Randy (Impak209), who caught bigger fish after he started going out with me. I enjoy catching flatheads but prefer to target large channels. I will get a state record channel, thats my goal, been trying for close to 15 years now and one day will get it.