Walking Catfish in Georgia and N. Florida?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by catcam, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. catcam

    catcam New Member

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    Hi folks-
    I was wondering if anyone in Georgia, North Florida or Southern Tennessee catches walking catfish on a regular basis... Or could direct me as to where they are? I would love to film someone catching these and shed some light on the species that is not native to our waters. Feel free to PM. thanks so much- Jennifer
     
  2. catcam

    catcam New Member

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    Georgia
    ...Or if you are in Eastern Alabama, or South Carolina and know any? thanks again. Jennifer
     

  3. Pirate Jerry

    Pirate Jerry New Member

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    Yulee Florida
    I haven't seen any up here in NE Florida. There were lots of them in the Homestead/ Miami area when I lived there. I don't know how far north they have moved...Interesting thread, I haven't thought of them in a long time..
     
  4. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Jennifer,

    Those walking catfish are native to SE Asia. You will only see them walk if there is a major drought and they have to find new water to live in.

    I have actually fished for these things in Vietnam when on vacation. We caught them on shrimp and worms.