Is snagging legal or not is basically what I want to know? That is the main point of all this rambling below.... Went up to the Wateree Dam last night and was fishing for awhile when 4 guys came out with 13ft poles and giant treble hooks attached to snag fish. I think its bull if it is legal, but that is not what set me off the most. They caught a nice size cat and threw it in a little pool of water behind the fishing platform instead of putting in on a stringer or in a cooler. I had my shad back there to keep them alive so they must have seen me and the guy with me going back there numerous times. Anyway after we left they came down the path behind us and the first guy asked if we stole their fish. We said no and told him he could come look at our cooler if he so decided. Well of course he didn't look. Then another older guy came down the path and asked if we took their fish. And again we said no and he is more then welcome to come look in our cooler. He mumbles something under his breath and said he is going to start bringing a gun so people stop stealing his fish. So we said all we were doing back there was getting our shad we caught and he said "Yeah and our catfish." Whatever, so we get in my car and leave and they are right behind us. We got on a straight away and they came flying by and flipped us off. So being me I decided to add a little fuel to the fire when we got to the stop light I decided to blow my horn and wave. They stopped in the middle of the road and we drove off in the opposite direction. They didn't turn around which was nice because I didn't feel like getting beat up by some good ole boys over something we didn't do. Here is what I don't understand. Why do people accuse someone of something and not follow up on it? If they thought we did it, why didn't they look in the cooler? If snagging happens to actually be illegal, I will definitely be making a call to DNR if I see them again.