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)

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Recent Examples on the Web Not many people have, but fishing guide Mike Mitchell has seen two of them in his boat in recent years from his fishing trips on the Tennessee River in north Alabama, including the 117-pound blue catfish that stands as his personal best. Frank Sargeant, al, 7 Apr. 2021 Weighed on certified scales at Duck Cove Marina, the 50.75-inch blue catfish weighed 72.4 pounds. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 19 Mar. 2021 The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission moved to change channel and blue catfish regulations at its meeting Thursday as part of annual hunting and fishing proclamations. Matt Wyatt, San Antonio Express-News, 25 Mar. 2021 After learning about the enormous catch, the New Mexico Game and Fish Department said that the state record for blue catfish is 54.25 pounds, and that Ordaz’s fish likely would have edged out the record. Tom Keer, Field & Stream, 8 Mar. 2021 According to the New Mexico Game and Fish Department, the current state record for blue catfish is 54.25-pounds. Michael Hollan, Fox News, 8 Mar. 2021 Wheeler is also a great spot to catch a giant blue catfish so long as the water remains cool—fish shoulders of the channel around brush and rockpiles at 20 to 25 feet with cut skipjack. Frank Sargeant, al, 25 Feb. 2021 For anglers who’d like to score a trophy blue catfish, the next couple of months are prime time on Wheeler and Wilson lakes according to Captain Mike Mitchell, who specializes in catching fish over 50 pounds. Frank Sargeant, al, 18 Dec. 2020 The Tennessee River continues to develop a reputation as the place to go for anglers who want to chalk up a giant blue catfish to their list of lifetime catches. Frank Sargeant, al, 20 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of blue catfish

1818, in the meaning defined above

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26 May 2021

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“Blue catfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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