Small guy who bit my friend's line right as we were getting ready to leave.
Enjoyed being at the William Blair Park BioBlitz with great fellow naturalists and citizen scientists. Had a great time! :)
Some type of catfish, but not sure which.
Decided to do some catfish in today. I ended up catching this huge guy. Was probably about 5-6 pounds. I'm not gonna lie but boy was he tasty. :-)
Large catfish (unsure of species) found near table rock in Barton Creek Nature Preserve. Very calm fish swam very close to me in the water. About 2.5 feet
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.