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  • Scientific Names
    • Ictalurus punctatus
  • English
    • Channel Catfish
  • Spanish
    • bagre de canal

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Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

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dave-barry

Date

September 13, 2014

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Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

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hjnugent

Date

September 12, 2014 05:05 PM EDT

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Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus

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ppark728

Date

April 12, 2014 02:10 PM EDT

Description

Caught and released.

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Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

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carissabarbs

Date

June 22, 2014

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Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

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tortuga_rapido

Date

August 26, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Specimen collected from Rocky River by Cleveland Metroparks staff as part of educational outing with Baldwin Wallace University. Fishes were collected via electrofishing and were released at the end of the class discussion.

These records add to the list documented at this site on 6 June 2014 and 24 July 2014.

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Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

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dfwuw

Date

June 29, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

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everettjohns

Date

the past

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Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

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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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Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

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irshprncsk

Date

June 26, 2014

Description

caught 3 feet offshore with hook/nightcrawler

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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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What

channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus

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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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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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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.