a food fish, Ictalurus punctatus, common in fresh waters throughout central U.S.
- Also called channel cat .
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channel catfish from stations W-3, A-3, and C-5 were taken on hook and line.Fishes of Chautauqua, Cowley and Elk Counties, Kansas | Artie L. Metcalf
channel catfish were most common in the larger, sandy streams, but occurred in other kinds of streams.Fishes of the Big Blue River Basin, Kansas | W. L. Minckley
channel catfish were taken by us only in the mainstream; anglers sometimes catch channel catfish in several of the tributaries.Fishes of the Wakarusa River in Kansas | James E. Deacon
Stomachs of a few gar from the Neosho River were examined and found to contain minnows and some channel catfish.Fish Populations, Following a Drought, in the Neosho and Marais des Cygnes Rivers of Kansas | James Everett Deacon
One and sometimes two channel catfish were found in other holes in the stream-bank or bottom.Fish Populations, Following a Drought, in the Neosho and Marais des Cygnes Rivers of Kansas | James Everett Deacon