I have read several posts over the years where the author states " I fish strictly for muskie , bass or walleye or whatever. " Since I would classify myself as a multi specie angler I have always wondered why the specialization ? I normally fish for panfish but would not throw a decent walleye back in. Since I keep for the tablefare any good tasting fish usually ends up in the cooler. Bass on the otherhand are always released by myself and catfish as well. muskie and northern pike are also always released. I do enjoy the catching of anything though and if bass were tearing up the water one day I would fish for them. I just seem to adopt the approach to go with whatever seems to be the best action on any given day. I guess what I want to know is what prompts some of you to only pursue one particular type of fish. Now tournament bass fishermen would be self explanatory. But to use an example I set out for crappie but stumble into a hot bluegill bite. I am not going to thumb my nose at the gills if they are big enough. I am not being critical of anyone who prefers to only fish for one specie but just being curious.