blue catfish


Definition of blue catfish

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

Examples of blue catfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2021, William Bates, Jr. caught a 62-pound, 4-pounce blue catfish from Occoquan Bay in Fairfax, Virginia, according to the state DWR. Fox News, 20 July 2022 Jason Emmel, of Louisa, Virginia, broke the state record catching a 66-pound, 5-ounce blue catfish with a bow and arrow, according to the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources. Fox News, 20 July 2022 More than 150,000 blue catfish were released in 2021, with Hoover Reservoir getting the most. D'arcy Egan, cleveland, 7 July 2022 The world record for a blue catfish caught on 30-pound test line is 111 pounds. Brian Broom, USA TODAY, 13 Apr. 2022 On Lake Wheeler, winter is prime time to land one of the giant blue catfish that prowl the depths. Frank Sargeant, al, 17 Dec. 2021 His catch broke the lake's junior angler blue catfish record, that had just been set the month before. Malak Silmi, San Antonio Express-News, 1 Dec. 2021 Colt Franke caught a 33 1/2-inch long blue catfish that weighed 24 1/2 pounds while fishing at the lake, which is about 20 miles from downtown San Antonio. Malak Silmi, San Antonio Express-News, 1 Dec. 2021 The Game and Fish mobile aquarium gives Arkansans the opportunity to see some of the state's native fish, ranging from small sunfish to giant blue catfish. Arkansas Online, 24 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of blue catfish

1818, in the meaning defined above

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18 Aug 2022

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“Blue catfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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