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Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by katkiller77, Dec 28, 2007.
any white catfish in ohio just curious look like very good sport fish?
I've never seen one. The state of Ohio does not recognize it as a game or rough fish. We have Channels, Blues (just recently), Flathead and Bullhead.
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shawn just curious it would be nice add for ohio lake erie might have some food for thought
caught one once in the GMR at the old WC dam, i am sure it was a "transplant" from a nearby pay-lake. they used to stock them a long time ago by the truckloads. their "pay-pond" name was "marblehead" cats.
thanks just curious about this i have seen them in rainbow when i was a kid but it would make a nice add for the ohio fisheries. white catfish look like a nice fish and maybe good eating
White Catfish have many years ago been introduced into some Ohio waters ... by who .... the study doesn't say.
Lake Erie, Sandusky Bay, the mouth of the Portage River, Sippo Lake east of Canton, Springdale Lake near Cincinnati, the Blanchard system, the Muskingum drainage, and the Ohio River in Ohio (Trautman 1981; Emery 1985; Hocutt et al. 1986);
Although I don't think they are very common in Ohio and may be even be recognized by the novice fisherman as a color phase of some other speices.
I have caught them in Florida, but they were always on the small side of 1/2 to 1 pound.
hmmm...I have never even heard of a white catfish, closest thing I have ever seen is an albino.
If I catch one near 1 pound it will be bait.
No doubt about that!
I've heard of a few caught in the Ohio river by PA anglers. I just found this.
White Catfish Ameiurus catus
Species overview: Although the white catfish has been stocked in waters where it was not native, its original home was Atlantic Coast watersheds from the lower Hudson River in New York, south to Florida and on to Mississippi. In Pennsylvania the white catfishs range has included the Susquehanna and Delaware River systems, and it has been introduced into parts of the Ohio River watershed. Its genus name Ameiurus means unforked caudal fins, and its species name catus means cat.