The only state I've ever fished for catfish. And I must say most are channel cats. They don't get too big here. I've been fishing since I was little. My dad got me hooked on cats. I've been trying to research where the best locations are and don't really get a lot of info. Anybody ever fished Wa.? I will be going to the Snake river near the Columbia and Yakima river at the end of August. Hope to catch some big ones with my new pole and reel. Pretty excited. Maybe I'll catch a sturgeon as well. If anybody knows some tips for Wa cats please let me know?