Since it is getting cold outside. I have a general question for everyone who likes to fish. - I know there have been heated discussions on many boats, shorelines and piers throughout the country on this topic. A buddy catches a fish, gets it on land and it flops back into the water before you can grab it and hold it up. Was it a catch? There are probably as many different theories out there about what is a catch and what isn't as there are people on this site. so, the question is, what do you think constitutes a catch? Here is a recent event that had myself and a fishing buddy disagreeing. I was fishing off 72nd in Cleveland. Latched onto a monster eye and hulled the big guy (easily over 10lb) onto the crashing rocks beside us. My buddy, reached down not one time but 4 (give or take one) and could not get the big fish in the net. The last time, as it was sitting on the massive rock, a big wave came and hit the net into the fish, knocking the treble hooks out of it's mouth and the fish flopped back to live another day. I say catch, because I did everything possible and had the fish on land. My buddy said no catch because we didn't hoist it up and high five! I need some feedback, as I am sure everyone has a story similar to this.