Fishing for Channel catfish

Ictalurus punctatus
492K logged catches • 3.6M followers

The Channel catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value. It is primarily a bottom feeder and they are active the most during nighttime and they rely on smell and sensory organs when they hunt.

The most popular recent Channel catfish catch on Fishbrain
A_Sitka, Fishbrain angler since 2018

Recently caught Channel catfish

Recently caught Channel catfish
Recently caught Channel catfish
Recently caught Channel catfish
Recently caught Channel catfish
Recently caught Channel catfish
Recently caught Channel catfish

Detailed Information

Fishing forecast

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Water type

Freshwater

Common length

22 in

Maximum age

24 years

IUCN Status

Least concern

Source: Fishbase

Top Baits

According to catch data from over 15 million anglers on Fishbrain, these are the top baits used to catch Channel catfish. Click on a bait to learn more, or buy it directly from our shop.

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