channel catfish

noun

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 Walleye, Northern pike, largemouth bass, channel catfish, fathead minnows, green sunfish and bluegill are found in the lake. Karie Angell Luc, Chicago Tribune, 25 Apr. 2022 Giving anglers big tugs on their lines are lunker carp, sheepshead and channel catfish. cleveland, 20 May 2021 Other nonnatives fish in Utah Lake include perch, walleye, bass, bluegill channel catfish and black bullhead catfish. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Mar. 2022 Catfish stockings continue in Metroparks: A load of 400 pounds of channel catfish was released on Wednesday at Ledge and Judge’s lakes in the Hinckley area, including some trophy catfish. cleveland, 24 June 2021 Biologist Steve Bittner is holding a channel catfish. Elena Bruess, San Antonio Express-News, 27 Nov. 2021 The parks have released 600 pounds of channel catfish and 1,000 pounds of rainbow trout. cleveland, 14 Oct. 2021 The bass, channel catfish and sheepshead fishing should continue to be very good. cleveland, 27 May 2021 There will be Skipper Bud’s Fishing Derby at Derby Pond at the festival, with kids battling it out for prizes by catching trophy channel catfish on Sunday, May 30 at 11:30 a.m. cleveland, 20 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of channel catfish

1820, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

5 May 2022

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“Channel catfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/channel%20catfish. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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