A fisherman caught it from the pond.
Collected and released at the Portage River as part of the 3rd Annual Wood Soil & Water Conservation District ATV Tour.
Fish were caught and released as part of fish population assessment conducted at Hinckley Lake by Cleveland Metroparks staff.
Fish documented during the survey include: largemouth bass, bluegill, pumpkinseed, warmouth, white crappie, rainbow trout, common carp, white sucker (not photographed), golden redhorse (not photographed), channel catfish, yellow bullhead, brown bullhead, gizzard shad, and round goby.
Caught in shallow area of river with limestone bottom.
Channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, is North America's most numerous catfish species. It is the official fish of Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Tennessee, and is informally referred to as a "channel cat". In the United States, they are the most fished catfish species with approximately 8 million anglers targeting them per year. The popularity of channel catfish for food has contributed to the rapid growth of aquaculture of this species in the United States.