I would like to start out what I have to say by quoting our mission statement."Our mission statement To Promote, To Preserve, To Perpetuate says it all. It seems there was a discussion last night about over fishing certain areas, mainly downtown St. louis. From what I picked up, it was feared that too many people are finding out about the good spots. Well isn't that why we joined BOC, and specifally Gateway Cats? I myself joined for one reason, to catch more fish. Sure I like to make new friends and learn new techniques but the number one rule in all of fishing is to be where the fish are. It was even brought up that non Gateway people were comming in here and reading our threads. First off these are members of Boc which by its very name means they are our "fishing brothers" I like them comming here, it helps attract new members and promotes the site.I actually think there should be more imformation sharing than there is now. Should a person who has the time and the resourses and experience not share with the others how to catch the fish? A lot of people have to work or have a social life or a wife and children and there for do not have the time to fish that much. The person with the experience should come in here and share, thats how we perpetuate. Catching these fish should not be left to a "elite few" These fish are not going to be "fished out" To a man I have seen all members of Gateway Cats catch and release. commercial fishing does more damage than we can ever do. Do not be a "catfish snob" If you want to be a snob fish for bass or trout. Share what you know and help your brothers catch fish. Mrs and Mr okie I do not think it was directed it towards you guys or anyone in general. We all get a little sensative but I have this to say to you and everyone else.We all pay for our gas expenses ect and were all here to catch fish. Fish where ever you want. I know if I hear the fish are biting at a certain place thats where I am going. I just hope my so called "brothers" are going to point me in the general direction.I want to know what they are biting on the depth where they are at and anything else to catch them. Once again while making friends is find and dandy, I joined to catch fish so it's your duty as a fellow member to help me and all other members out. Well thats my two cents I hope I have not pis*d anyone off.