Cay you believe the regulations in this state? :confused2: How is it possible to fish for flats without spending big money at a bait shop? Or in my case without driving across the state for bluegill and then paying big money for them. I talked to the game and parks in this area (Norfolk)earlier today and now I'm basically thinking of packing my rv up and leaving the area. I'm a full time rv'er so it wouldn't matter much but I like it here in Nebraska because I was raised here and the low rates at parks. They told me I had to use bluegill from a liscened vendor, the vendor # they gave me does not sell bluegill anymore. I asked about using a castnet to get a replacement bait such as carp, drum, or bullhead. Thet said that is also illegal, castnet may only be used in waters listed in the regulation book and ONLY for shad within season, all other fish must be returned, even a carp or gar. How do you people catch blue cats in the spring? Shad season opens July 1st, I've never caught a decent number of blues off anything other than fresh cut shad. This all makes little to no sense to me, I could see not allowing castnets in reseviors but in a muddy river full of carp and other nongame fish, it won't hurt anything. There are no bass and realistically no one fishes these rivers for anything other than catfish anyway. If I don't find a place to get bluegill without breaking multiple laws I'm leaving tommorow, if I could, I would return the Nebraska liscence and get my money back too. :angry: I think as a catfishing community we should put our voice out to have these laws changed. We have great catting here and if we practice catch and release on trophies we will for years to come.