Channel Catfish

Ictalurus punctatus

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  • Channel Catfish |  Photo: Cliff
  • Channel Catfish |  Photo: Cliff
  • Channel Catfish |  Photo: Cliff by v8.6m

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Basic Information

Other names

Channel Cat






Channel Catfish are generally up to 40 inches in length.


Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) facts, description, habitat, range, pictures and fly fishing tips to help you catch and identify the fish.


Florida to Maine west to eastern portion of Wyoming

What does the Channel Catfish look like?

Channel Catfish are normally bluish olive to gray/black. Their undercarraige is white and have dark spots along their sides. Older fish tend to be darker in color. All have long barbels surrounding the mouth and deep forked tail.

How to catch Channel Catfish

Check your local fishing store for a great place bear you.

Channel Catfish Facts

Channel Catfish are the official fish of Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Tennessee. Channel Cats have a very keen sense of smell and taste.

Channel Catfish Distribution

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