Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)


Channel Catfish
Ictalurus punctatus

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Ictaluridae
Genus: Ictalurus
Species: I. punctatus
Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) is North America's most numerous catfish species. It is the official fish of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska,and Tennessee, and is informally referred to as a "channel cat". In the United States, they are the most fished catfish species with approximately 8 million anglers targeting them per year. The popularity of channel catfish for food has contributed to the rapid growth of aquaculture of this species in the United States.

Fishing Spots
Name Location
Adams-McGill Reservoir White River Valley, NV
American Flat Creek Orovada, NV
Angel Lake Wells, NV
Baily Fishing Pond Casron City, NV
Barley Creek Tonopah, NV
Barth Pit Carlin, NV
Basset Lake McGill, NV
Bassett Lake McGill, NV
Battle Mountain High School Pond NV,
Beatty Pond Beatty, NV
Beaver Dam Wash Panacea, NV
Beaver Dam Wash Mesquite, NV
Big Creek Austin, NV
Big Springs Reservoir Denio, NV
Bilk Creek Reservoir Denio, NV
Blue Lakes Denio, NV
Boulder City Urban Pond Boulder City, NV
Boulder Reservoir Gerlach, NV
Bruneau River Mountain City, NV
Bull Run Reservoir Owyhee, NV
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