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
Nativefishnic and I went to check out the boardwalk construction today. They are currently draining the construction site and we found a plethora of fish. Carp in this picture as well.
Was missing a piece. Found on boat and taped back on.
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.