Specimens caught and released as part of fish assemblage assessment at Judges Lake (electrofishing conducted by Cleveland Metroparks Natural Resources staff).
Specimens caught and released as part of fish assemblage assessment at Beyers Pond (electrofishing conducted by Cleveland Metroparks Natural Resources staff).
Found 3 dead ones and 1 almost dead one today. There must be ick or another disease that is going around in the pond.
Caught and released.
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.
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.
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.