As we all know there are more and more catfishermen on our waters, we have lots of post on here about selling fish, people killing trophy fish etc. Every year I run in to people on the river who just dont get it. They may see me catch a nice flathead, and come running down the bank, yelling are ya gonna keep it, can I have it?? While the are wading through there piles of trash to get to me. I looked at one guy and said NO, Hell no I release these big fish, and as he watched it swim away, he had no clue as to why I did it, as he was walking away I said I want to see it spwan and make more flathead so I can catch more fish. But I am sure he did not understand, all he was wanting was to take that big fish to the local baitstore for a picture, then to thow it in a ditch somewhere. Earlier this year I got down to one of my fishing spots to find 4 dead flatheads floating on a stringer, small fish they were, but why do they do this? From the looks of the ground and dozens of beercans laying on the bank they were probably to hung over to take them home, At least they could have let them go if alive. I know at times it seems like all I do is bitch on here, but in the past severl years, instances like this are to common, with all the new people to the sport. Anymore it dont make me mad, it just makes me really sad, to see our fisheries abused. I wish at times I had good news...But when I read about our boc brothers who care about the future of trophy fish, it makes me feel a little better. To bad the masses aint like us.