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    • Ictalurus punctatus
  • English
    • Channel Catfish
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    • bagre de canal

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What

Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

Observer

dfwuw

Date

June 29, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

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justjohn

Date

the past

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What

Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

Observer

dominic

Date

July 11, 2014

Description

Before people start asking me how I know what it is, the park I where I found it at only stocks the pond with channel catfish. Before people ask me how I know what fish they stock, I help out at that park every weekend.

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What

Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

Observer

irshprncsk

Date

June 26, 2014

Description

caught 3 feet offshore with hook/nightcrawler

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What

channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus

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adrianw

Date

June 13, 2014

Description

I have been extraordinarily lucky to observe channel catfish swimming close to the surface of the water in this creek several times this year. Today there were 2 swimming close enough to the surface that I could see their suckers and their whiskers and get an idea of the size. Both were about 1 foot long (+/- an inch or two)

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Square

What

channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus

Observer

mduross

Date

May 26, 2014

Description

Some local fisherman had it on the line and it seemed appropriate to document the fish species in the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. On a side note, the angler landed and quickly released the lucky fish. That catfish did not end up someones dinner. (At least not that day)

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What

Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

Observer

tortuga_rapido

Date

May 24, 2014

Description

Ken Mantkowski Memorial Handicapped Fishing Outing at Ledge Lake in Hinckley Reservation.

Rainbow trout and channel catfish were stocked for this event.

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What

Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus

Observer

naiad2530

Date

May 25, 2014 02:41 PM CDT

Description

The Narrows

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What

Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

Observer

tortuga_rapido

Date

May 18, 2014

Description

Caught during the 2014 Children's Fishing Derby hosted by the Cleveland Metroparks.

Channel catfish and rainbow trout were stocked in Wallace Lake for the fishing derby.

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What

Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

Observer

tortuga_rapido

Date

May 17, 2014

Description

Caught during the 2014 Children's Fishing Derby hosted by the Cleveland Metroparks.

Channel catfish and rainbow trout were stocked in the canal for the fishing derby.

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What

Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

Observer

mjcasarez

Date

May 16, 2014 11:42 AM CDT

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No photos or sounds

What

Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

Observer

drfish

Date

May 13, 2014 01:47 PM CDT
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Description from Wikipedia

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.