blue catfish

noun

Definition of blue catfish

: a large bluish catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) of the Mississippi River valley that may weigh over 100 pounds (45 kilograms)

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Be sure to check any blue catfish for a yellow tag in its back and report the tag number and the general location of the catch to (785) 539-7941 or ely.sprenkle@ks.gov. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: With summer settling in, morning bite is best most places," 27 June 2018 Outlook: Wildlife, Parks & Tourism reports: blue catfish - fair on fresh cut bait. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Heat has slowed action on some lakes, but not all," 13 June 2018 That’s almost twice the heft of the state record holder, a 69-pound blue catfish, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Brett Clarkson, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Florida fisherman catches a freakishly huge 120-pound catfish, and the photos are incredible," 25 Apr. 2018 On March 20, biologists with Texas Parks and Wildlife caught a 42-inch blue catfish during a survey of the lake. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Why Lake Conroe is full of monster fish," 30 Mar. 2018 Invasive species, such as flathead and blue catfish, are growing in number and preying on native fish. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, "A swim in the Potomac? The river’s remarkable recovery makes that a possibility, report says.," 27 Mar. 2018 The kind of fresh, sediment saturated water a blue catfish might find suitable, but certainly not anything salinity-loving speckled trout or even most redfish would tolerate if given a choice. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Reading and heeding the signs of spring," 22 Mar. 2018 For those who'd like to tangle with one of the giant blue catfish found in Lake Wheeler and Lake Wilson, January has historically been one of the best months. Frank Sargeant, AL.com, "Friday Fishing Report," 19 Jan. 2018 Though catfishing is generally thought of as a leisurely summertime pursuit for anglers, for a few specialists intent on chasing monster blue catfish, winter is prime time. Frank Sargeant, AL.com, "Time for whopper blue cats in Lake Wheeler," 23 Jan. 2018

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1818, in the meaning defined above

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