Originally catch and keep was only for the month of August and September. Barrett said he had some great news for me the other day - catch and keep has been extended for the month of October! Of course I was thrilled....okay....not really. I do love the times sitting out by the lake in this beautiful weather, I just don't overly enjoy the bringing it home to fillet part. At least I'm not the one filleting all of these great finds. He always takes care of that. What I do LOVE is the enjoyment Barrett gets out of all these fish that he is catching! We have a freezer full of catfish ready for a fish fry - I'd say about 15 or so fish. This last catch of his was the biggest one yet - about 25 inches long and 4 pounds! When we got home after fishing, Java was curious of what was going on. She was sticking her head out from under the gate getting a look at the fish as it was ready to be cleaned.