They were caught by us. Hook line and sinker. They were dead and ready to eat
A very large dead catfish found on the shores of a lake that is drying up. The fish was approx 14 inches long. The shore line was dried up so that one could walk a good 30 yards into the lake bottom.
Catfish (order Siluriformes) are a diverse group of ray-finned fish. Named for their prominent barbels, which resemble a cat's whiskers, catfish range in size and behavior from the heaviest, the Mekong giant catfish from Southeast Asia and the longest, the wels catfish of Eurasia, to detritivores (species that eat dead material on the bottom), and even to a tiny parasitic species commonly called the candiru, Vandellia cirrhosa. There are armour-plated types and also naked types, neither...