First off just wanted to say that I am not starting an arguement, just stating my opinion. I was browsing are sight and noticed a favorite choice of bait, used by a member, for catching flatheads was an smallmouth bass. I am sure that others also use these for bait but I, myself, a BASS member, and BOC member think that using any kind of gamefish for bait is wrong. That is almost like saying you would use baby blues or flats as bait to catch bass (if you fish for them). So for these people who use this bait and always complain about protecting the catfish, take into consideration that there are others who feel the same way about all gamefish. In closing you cant protect one gamefish if you dont protect all of them. Think about that one.