I know most of us , including me dont appove of how paylakes get there big fish..They get them from public waters. But think of this I ask, Ohio has many, many paylakes, probably over 100, or alot more? I know of 30-40 within an hrs drive of my house...On any given night from spring thru fall you can drive past these lakes and see people fishing side by side around the lake, On the bigger ponds probably 2-3 hundred people. So I ask you this, if there was no paylakes, do you think these catfisherman would all then head to our rivers? And make our rivers more crowded than what they already are?..Somthing to think about.