First of all, thank you to whoever closes the threads that start to get nasty. It is much appreciated. Guys, this is just my 2 cents, but shouldn't we take a breath now and then. It's bad enough that you cannot have a political discussion any more without someone getting honked off, but fishing? Come on. Whatever happened to respect for another person's opinion? I think I can answer that, but that's not a topic for this board. Here are my fishing rules, and let me emphasize the MY. 1 - I don't mind sharing spots, but that doesn't mean that if I find a beauty, I might not keep it to myself. 2 - If someone shares a spot with me, I always ask if they want me to keep it under wraps or not. 3 - I try not to crowd anyone or jump ahead of them to fish water they are heading toward. 4 - Personally, I practice C-A-R (Catch-Admire-Release), but that's just me. I have absolutely no problem with people who do a selective & legal harvest. I don't get keeping SM as they take so long to reach any size and they're not that tasty to me. If I had more faith in the water quality, I would probably keep an occasional stringer of panfish or cats. I do have a problem with folks who litter, harvest illegally, or jump my spots. Other than those 3 areas, I figure that reasonable people can disagree. Sorry for venting here, but these boards bring me enjoyment, education, and escape and the venom really bummed me out. Let me end with a little "old school" - Peace & love my brothers - Rick.