Hi Boehr. Here's another law that I have to file in my "I don't get it" category. In April, May and June we have to use a net with a handle NO LONGER THAN 14". I don't understand the reasoning for that. Number 1, it's down-right dangerous for us in small boats to lean over the side to net a fish with such a short handle. Number 2, you have to get almost on top of the fish and risk a face full of hooks. Number 3, if one chooses to release the fish, you have to fight it until the fish is almost life-less in order to retrieve ones lure. OK, I guess we can row the boat to shore and get out and fight the fish from the bank, but that all takes time and stresses the fish un-necessarily. What is the purpose of that law? There's already laws on the books about netting fish. Is it to deter a borderline violator from just netting fish? Why do we have to sacrifice something in order to keep some honest? There's laws on the books that already address the illegal taking of fish with a net. Did I miss the purpose of such a law? Thanks again, Ralf Wanna kill these ads? We can help!