Forget about the multitude of obvious reasons we should put some regulations on the big cats that we have in our state's waters, put aside all of the waste and abuse that we have seen our fellow Bamians commit on the whiskered species alone. Consider this, there are some who come to Alabama and harvest are largest cats, put them in bait trucks and transport them to stock lakes. The owners of these lakes buy the fish (the bigger the more they pay) and hold lucrative tourneys and "pay to fish days". What do we get out of this? Nothing but the loss of a natural resource and a reduction in the nations best catfish gene pool. Regardless of what some might say, we have done well managing our natural habitats in this state, especially compared to some of the states to our north that have sold out there waterways health to the smoke-stack industries. They haven't made the sacrifices we have, and now they can exploit stewardship LEGALLY!!! A hand full of seasoned cat-wranglers could demolish a lake like Wilson in a couple of years if they so chose. This sport is growing by leaps and bounds and pressure is sure to only increase on these fish. If you think my afore mentioned scenario seems unlikely, just ask Phil King or Tim Haynie about the effects it had on Pickwick I for one am going to call that bone headed park ranger and let him know my postition, I wish you would too.