Common in sloughs and lakes in the Sacramento Valley; also in streams at lower elevations
San Diego County, California, US
32 channel catfish my son took the pic guess he missed the tail caught at the Sandusky bay
A fisherman just brought this this in. It was about 15" long.
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.