not sure of this ID, but these fish were swimming in circles in the water
Canadian River at 385
A fisherman caught it from the pond.
Collected and released at the Portage River as part of the 3rd Annual Wood Soil & Water Conservation District ATV Tour.
Specimen deposited at Texas Natural History Collections (https://integrativebio.utexas.edu/biodiversity-collections/collections/ichthyology-fish)
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.