Catfishes

Catfishes are distinguished by their many barbels, or whiskers, and their lack of scales. North American catfishes also have stout spines at the origin of their dorsal and pectoral fins. Catfishes are stout, muscular fish that use their incredible sense of smell to locate their prey. Because of this, scent-based baits are popular for catfish anglers, and secret arcane concoctions that give off noxious odors are their stock in trade.

 

Flathead Catfish, Channel Catfish, Blue Catfish, Bullheads, Madtoms, Etc.

Click on the species name to view the detailed information for the species.



This list consists of all the anglers who have caught eight or more species of catfish in their lives (North American Standard-Size Catfish Only).

Photo (Click for detail) Angler Name (click for bio) Catfish Species (Click for detail)
Moose439

East Metro, Minnesota

10

BlueEye

Minnesota

9

Jknuth

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

9

MNbowfinangler

Gaylord, MI

9

Reekfish

Northeast Michigan

9

Eric Kol

Minneapolis, MN

8

fishingwithpole

British Columbia, Canada

8

Mike

Indiana

8

taldridge0321

Pigeon Watershed, North Carolina

8