This weekend a friend and I went to a pond he had stocked with cats from a truck about 7-8 years ago just to see what was there. We caught a few but they were Flatheads and only 1 channel which is what he was sold, anyway the owner of the pond said he would like to have a mess to eat so we saved 5 between 3 and 6 pounds for him they were on a stringer and when we pulled them out the largest one had been half eaten by turtles or a turtle. this pond is full of turtles anyone know of a way to caught them out, for population control not to totally remove them just control them. we have caught more turtles than cats this weekend. I will be switching to a wire cage for the fish when keeping a few.