Hey guys, I grew up in Iowa fishing cats--Des Moines, Raccoon, Skunk, Middle, South, Maple Rivers...creeks, lakes, etc. I moved the MN several years back and was surprised to find catfishing that was much better--for numbers and size. Here's the Minnesota Regs 1. 5 catfish possession limit (this includes your freezer!), only 2 of which can be flatheads. 2. Only 1 of those cats can be over 24". 3. Only one rod allowed. No trotlines, no ditty poles. The one rod rules sucks, but you get over it. My memories of Iowa catfishing center on people keeping everything that they catch--especially big flatheads. In my opinion, this has damaged the Iowa fisheries and the sad thing is that it can take 30 years to grow a big flathead. So what can be done? Well up here in Minnesota, fishing regulation are heavily influenced by groups of regular joe blow fishermen that get together and lobby the DNR. If I still lived in Iowa, I would definitely do it. Any thoughts?