Before I go any further I would like everyone to please keep this a polite post and keep it general. I don't want to have it removed because of naming of this lake or that one. I have read quite a few post about people stating that its ruining fishing and what not so I have to ask (mainly because I would personally love to run one, and not for the money....because I love catching fish) I don't understand why all the ruckus about them. If they stock their lake weekly from fish farms...what exactly is the problem with them? Granted I know in extreme cases there are places that do things illegally but I'm asking that you eliminate those establishments in the discussion and focus on the principles behind the pay lake idea. I personally would love to run one. I would stock it weekly and I would certainly have to have an area for jumbo cats that I caught myself or even raised myself over the years.... I belive that if I was to open up an establishment...all the gambling and pools and what not wouldn't be there. I think that it should be about fishing and family...PERIOD. If I had a few ponds and plenty of campground....I think it would be great to see the excitement people get when they hook into a big one....and imagine being able to see that all the time.... I've been thinking about this for a few years now and I think I finally have my wife's approval to do something like this once we retire.....but....after reading all the negative feedback on here...I have to hesitate. I wonder, If I ran a place just as I said......would I become the enemy too?? Oddly enough its very similar to the Dark Side of the Force............ So to the purpose of this post...... What are your likes and/or dislikes about Pay Lakes....and would you alienate myself...if I were to run a Legit one. One without the gambling and one without buying fish from rivers. AND PLEASE KEEP IT CLEAN. Thanks all.