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)

Examples of blue catfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They sometimes are confused with blue catfish, but channels have deeply forked tails and a protruding upper lip. Popular Science, "A beginner’s guide to freshwater fishing," 1 June 2020 While there are a number of American catfish (and similar-looking bullheads) the most important catfish species to American anglers are channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish. Popular Science, "A beginner’s guide to freshwater fishing," 1 June 2020 Wheeler is noted for producing blue catfish over 50 pounds, so some monster fish should show up at the weigh-in. Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday Fishing Report: What’s working on Alabama lakes?," 28 Feb. 2020 This hasn’t been the best of winters for reeling in tall numbers of king-sized blue catfish at Lake Tawakoni, but Noel Ibarra has still had a pretty hot hand. Matt Williams, Dallas News, "Big fish story: Local guide has a knack for finding whoppers," 14 Mar. 2020 Stillwell’s catch broke the previous record of a 35 ½-inch, 24.48-pound blue catfish caught by Charlie Black in 2016, according to CPW. Danika Worthington, The Know, "Colorado man catches record-breaking catfish that’s bigger than a small dog," 9 Dec. 2019 The team members marveled at the size of the old blue catfish. Vincent T. Davis, ExpressNews.com, "CPS Energy and Texas Parks and Wildlife rebuild catfish population at two San Antonio lakes," 29 Jan. 2020 Invasive species are made approachable and delicious in dishes like the blue catfish fish stick topped with fried capers. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, "Review: At this new Hampden restaurant, invasive species like snakehead and blue catfish are approachable and delicious," 4 Dec. 2019 Invasive species like blue catfish and snakehead are staples, as are, of course, oysters, those water filtration machines. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, "Review: At this new Hampden restaurant, invasive species like snakehead and blue catfish are approachable and delicious," 4 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of blue catfish

1818, in the meaning defined above

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“Blue catfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue%20catfish. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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