I want to set up this thread to be a clearinghouse for firsthand information about rouge catfishing paylakes in Ohio. Rouge, means that they buy catfish from unlicensed, everyday folks. It is illegal in the state of Ohio to buy or sell any sport caught fish. There are no "commercial" or "private" liscenses available in Ohio to permit the sale of Catfish. Pay lakes are supposed to buy their fish from out of state (WV, KY, and IN...etc ) commercial fisherman. If you have knowledge of a lake engaged in the illegal purchasing of catfish, please report them here. Do not name the offending LAKE or POACHERS. Just post your incident report here so that others may read it, and we have something to take to the DNR meeting in September. I know this is a first step but we have to start somewhere.