ok been giving this some thought last couple of days . ive talked about a slot limmit in the heated cpr threads . I was raised old school if we caught it we kept it , within limmits of course . we cleaned a 2 lber as well as 80 lbers . I have to still admitt tho I honestly dont give a darn who keeps what Im not interested about the other guys catch as far as he keeps it or not its totaly his choice and Im not gonna start preaching . the waters I fish have a very good abundance of 5 to 20 lbers in lake of the ozarks and truman , and too many under 5 lbs to even imagine . so im gonna do my best to do my own slot limmit from here on out on blue cats . heres my plan I dont see why to kill anything under 4 lbs not enough meat on it to me to kill it . I also from here on out dont plan on killing a blue cat over 20 lbs either . so im only gonna keep them from 4 to 20 lbs on blue cats . to be totaly honest the size i like to clean the most is from 7 to 12 lbs good amount of fillet and not to big to be a pain doing the job . I have a good sized livewell and if i manage to get 5 in the 7 to 12 thats what im keeping and turning everything else back .. kinda my own slot limmit . as far as flatheads they dont get targetted much on the waters i fish 95 %% of the people are fishin for blues when they hope to catch a flathead so as far as flatheads i will keep them as i catch them . I just like the different taste and tecture they have and to be honest the last few years chassing blues so much probably only average around 15 a year anyway on truman and lake of the ozarks . last year when i spoke with the agent who shocks truman and lake of the ozarks he told me on truman they shocked around 32 flatheads an hour on lake of the ozarks it was in the high 20s a hour from what I remember . and my favorite of the 4 smaller lakes was 37 flatheads an hour . I have 4 other smaller lakes i love to just target flatheads in that only have channels and flatheads with no blues im aware of . I dont keep any channels at all . dont care for them lol so to me this seems kinda middle of the road on the cpr thing and i feel is the right thing to do to me .. so wish me luck guys im gonna try my hardest to stay in my own size to keep . BUT i still wanna catch bigger of course lol now i just have to remeber to take the darn camera to the boat when I go so i can share pics of them with my friends on the BOC then watch them swim away :big_smile::wink: I know I love seeing others pics of fish and the storys !!!!! to me it gets me all fired up to want to go fishin again !!! thanks for listening dont know if I will get any feed back or not but thats ok if I dont I just wanted to share this with you all . good luck guys and gals !!!