Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)

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Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)

Also known as ... Channel Cat, River Catfish, Spotted Cat and Blue Channel catfish

Description ...

Channel catfish are a very common and popular food fish.   Channel Catfish are very similar to Blue channel Catfish (invasive species in Delaware) but they can be easily distinguished from each other by looking at their anal fins. If the anal fin is rounded than your fish is a Channel catfish.  Channel catfish can grow to be 4 ft long and weigh up to 58 lbs. The average specimen of Channel catfish is however much smaller than that at 2 . . .

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