Catfish, channel (Ictalurus punctatus )

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Catfish, channel (Ictalurus punctatus)

(Rafinesque, 1818); ICTALURIDAE FAMILY
The channel catfish is currently distributed through most of the U.S. and parts of southern Canada and northern Mexico. In the U.S. it is most abundant in the central part of the country east to the Appalachians. Its occurrence is sparser and mostly by introduction along the west coast and east of the Appalachians.
Channel catfish prefer clean bottoms of sand or gravel in larger lakes and rivers. They feed mainly on crayfish, fishes, and insects generally at night in swifter moving currents. At spawning time they will enter and ascend small tributaries... Read More

Record Details
W. Whaley
Weight of Fish
26.30 kg (58 lb 0 oz)
Length of Fish
120.02 cm (47.25 in)
Girth of Fish
74.10 cm (29 in)
Location of Catch
Santee-Cooper Reservoir, South Carolina, USA
Date of Catch
Type of Rod
Type of Reel
Type of Line
Line Size
Method of Catch
Lure or Bait
Atl. Coast Bucktail
Species Location:
Santee-Cooper Reservoir, South Carolina, USA

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