So much for respect. Jeez dude, maybe a little less coffee? If you have no idea what I was getting at, why jump down my throat? But since you ask, the very simple technique I would use if I was catching post-spawn snakes (provided I was paying attention and gave a damn) would be to stop fishing. It's actually a very old idea; I'm surprized you couldn't figure it out on your own. Maybe read some Haig-Brown. But whatever, I don't even mean it. I mostly just thought you'd gone off the deep end with Old Man, so I thought I'd poke a little fun at bragging about fish obviously too skinny for their length. Sorry it made you sick. Don't worry; I'm sure you could outfish me, kick my ass, and steal my wife all on the same day. As far as concerned environmentalism goes, I'm just a do-nothing complainer; ask anybody.