This is pretty much what we are going to circulate and ask for concerned sportsmen to make copies of & circulate to bait shps & tackle stores. There will also be a signup sheet, please print up enough for about 200 signatures. These will all be collected & counted later. An article is in the works which will be circulated (soon) to all the fishing magazines & websites. Make you voices heard. WAKE UP CALL FOR OHIO CATFISHERMEN! It is time for Catfishermen who enjoy our sport to wake up to what is happening to our resources. The following is a post from the Brotherhood of Catfishermens' board and should serve as a wake up call for all of us! FLATHEADS USED FOR BEER MONEY! July 19 2004: Guys, what I saw today make me sick and really mad...I went down to one of my favorite flathead spots on the Scioto River here in Ohio..I met up with a group of guys who had the ground covered in beer cans. They were complaining that they had caught no flatheads as of late...I asked them if they had caught any at all this year and was told they had caught quite a few and sold them to paylakes! Which is illegal in Ohio. One of them said he hoped they would start hitting again soon because they were running out of beer money. In 1985 my logs show I caught and released 23 cats over 20 lbs in June of that year alone, now I am lucky to catch 4-5 per year! Our resources are being exploited for private profit, it is time to gets some regulations in place calling for INTELLEGENT HARVEST and regulating pay lakes to make sure they are following the letter of the law. 1) Follow the example set by Tennessee and establish a slot limit which will protect all catfish caught over 34 inches setting a bag limit of 1 per day. 2) Establish regulations that require Pay Lakes notify ODNR and stock under ODNR supervision, and require that the Pay Lake owners have paperwork showing these fish were obtained in a legal manner. 3) Request the State of Ohio work with KY, IN, and WVA and try to establish slot limits on the Ohio River which Mirror those of the state of Tennessee. Requiring release of any catfish over 34 inches caught on a commercial liscense, and setting a 1 fish per day bag limit on catfish ove 34 inches caught under sports fishing liscensing.