First of all i dont want this post turning into a WAR...................i wasnt gonna say anything at all because this really doesnt affect me or the small tournaments that i run but here goes............................ i had heard various rumors about a couple of people from this area who cheat at catfish tournaments throughout the state. i mean i heard that they fish somewhere every weekend in a catfish tournament and i never knew if these rumors were true or not. well just recently i had a friend who knows these people personally (my friend does not fish much at all and NEVER fishes in any tournaments) and ive known him for years. well we were talking about catfishing and my small tournaments and he was like dont let so&so (i wont mention names) fish in your tournaments. i asked him why and he told me that this guy was bragging about how they have a area in a small creek on property that they own dredged out deep that they keep flatties in from week to week. he said the guy went into great detail about how they cant escape and how theres creek chubs there so they can eat and that they very seldom have a flattie die. they use them once or twice for open catfish tournament weigh ins and then release them and get new flatties every so often just for tournaments and that most if not all of their fish are caught on lines. my question is this.....................what should i do if anything ?? i dont want to risk getting into a mess over mentioning their names to other tournaments because i dont know FOR SURE that they are cheating but i have heard their namens mentioned at several different tournaments as being suspected cheaters and then i heard all of this. first of all it doesnt affect my club at all (they attempted to enter one of my tournaments and i refused their entries a few years back) so i dont care what they do really. it just really burns my BUTT that they are taking money from honest guys who enter these other tournaments !! the second thing is that there is no way to prove it....................if these fish are being kept on private property it is almost impossible to do anything and being that they arent tying the fish on a stringer they probably show very little as far as being marked up or anything !! i just didnt know what to do .............id like to warn some of the other guys who runs tournaments about this but i dont want my name mentioned that i said they are doing this. i just hate seeing the cheaters taking home big prize money every week. i know that they recently entered a SMALL local tournament here and turned in BIG fish and won it easily !! gosh this is really frustrating to me !!! like i said i wont get into naming names but i know that some of you on here would know who they are if you heard their names because of their reputation as being cheaters !! oh well any advice would be appreciated !!!