I recently read in my local newspaper about a resident of my hometown who caught a 50# catfish on a fishing trip he had taken the previous weekend. The article had a photo of him in his garage, standing next to his catch which was hanging from the rafters. I normally would love to see local pics of fisherman and hunters with their bounty proudly displayed for everyone to enjoy. This particular one distubed me a little, though. It would seem that this guy was not catfishing but snaggin' for spoonbill. Although it is illegal to keep a snagged catfish, this wasn't exactly the case. You see, he did not snag the fish, he snagged another fellow catfishermans jugline which he claimed had been abandoned. On the end of the jugline a 50# catfish. Not only do I think this to be unethical, I'm not even sure if this is legal. It is probably a grey area because the fish was hooked in the mouth. I think he should have at least contacted the doc and repoted the abandoned jugline. The tag on the line was still intact because the newspaper released the name and adress of the owner. Anybody else out there think that this is just wrong?