channel catfish


Definition of channel catfish

: a large black-spotted catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) that is an important freshwater food fish of the U.S. and Canada

called also channel cat

Examples of channel catfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Cleveland Metroparks has released big batches of rainbow trout and channel catfish into its pond at the Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation off East 49th Street in Cuyahoga Heights for the Fall Family Fishing Fest. D'arcy Egan, cleveland, "Lake Erie walleye, steelhead trout heading to near-shore haunts: Fishing Report for Oct. 11," 11 Oct. 2019 White bass - fair lake wide on jigs and minnows; walleye - poor with a few short fish caught near the dam on nightcrawlers and trolling with small crankbaits; channel catfish – poor to fair lake wide on cut bait and nightcrawlers. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Outdoors report: Improved fishing prospects, and a Missouri turkey tally | The Kansas City Star," 9 May 2018 The pond, in Westminster City Park, off of West 104th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard, is stocked with grass carp, channel catfish, bluegill and largemouth bass, said Jonathan Thornton, a city spokesman. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, "Hundreds of dead fish found in Westminster City Park Pond," 20 June 2019 Anglers come for the trout, crappies and channel catfish stocked here. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "These Arizona campgrounds will reserve your spot," 17 June 2019 One of Ohio’s best areas for channel catfish has been Sandusky Bay. D'arcy Egan,, "Lake Erie walleye fishing on fire off Lorain: NE Ohio Fishing Report for June 7," 7 June 2019 On Tuesday, a truck hauling a trailer with 10- to 15-pound adult channel catfish arrived at the lake’s boat ramp. Shannon Tompkins,, "Fish in a barrel, or how to spawn cats in a small lake," 6 June 2019 Recent inflows has produced some nice channel catfish catches. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Catfish action picking up in Kansas, Missouri lakes," 11 July 2018 Check out this huge channel catfish caught by Ahmed Majeed in Green Lake, in Seattle on Saturday. Sean Quinton, The Seattle Times, "‘Oh my god’: Giant 45-pound catfish caught in Green Lake," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of channel catfish

1820, in the meaning defined above

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13 Nov 2019

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“Channel catfish.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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