Im not starting war here. I have just been going back and forth on this subject and want to know what others feel. What is so great about catch and release. People dont set live traps for deer just to see what they catch, size, rack. I mean if you catch a fish and plan on eating it, it is no big deal if it has the hook down to its stomach, or hooked in the eye. Dont get me wrong sometimes i do catch a release and i do not have a problem with it. But dosent it seem a little pointless. It could be viewed as disturbing nature with no just reason. I just dont understand the reason fish are treated different than other animals. If you are walking through the woods and see an animal we usually leave it alone, unless hunting for food. If you want a good fight try getting a black bear in on a Zebco 33. Lots of people go fishing planning to through everything back, including bad hooked fish that are going to die. Im not trying to be a tree hugger here, but that is a waste. What is bringing this on is that are types of fishing practices that are judged in a world that glorifies hooking fish for fun. I hear lots people complaining about guys that keep everything they catch evey where they go. At least they have a purpose to catch the fish. I guess this is why i was never a fan of carp fishing, i never saw a point in catching them, other than not have to compete with anyone for them. Like i said, i do not want to fight with anyone. I want to know how others feel. If you want to express your anger do it on PM. I release fish too, but im starting to wonder why.