I'm new to this site, so I'm reluctant to make my first post a critical one but,,, I think you may have misinterpreted the regulations. The regulations say you can have no more than six (6) setlines, trotlines, etc. on a body less than 700 acres. No where does it state a limit for cats on any body of water, taken by line, rod and reel. Feel free to take as many as you like or feel appropriate.
Cats have been liking my nightcrawlers on the windword side of res. 5, Fostoria. Few Saugers no size, no perch yet.
Bout time the DNR starts some sort of creel limit on them. The res here in town used to be good......but guys would take 200lbs of channels out right before the spawn each night. Needless to day, it's worthless now.
I believe when the ODNR starts putting limits on a species of fish for the first time,they are more or less telling us all something we already knew. TROUBLE is brewing in the heartland. In small lakes if everybody kept their catches, that lake could be in big trouble. I think the ODNR knows this now, just took them awhile......... CATKING