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Regulations
Know the regulations to make your fishing more enjoyable.
Places to fish
Wisconsin offers a variety of fishing opportunities. Give them a try!
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Get the basic information you need to get on the water and try your luck.
Contact information
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Fisheries Management

Fishes of WisconsinChannel and Flathead catfish

Common name: Channel and Flathead catfish

catfish illustration

Illustrations by Virgil Beck.

What you need to know about catfish

Catfish fact sheet [PDF]

Catfish fishing tips

The Purrfect choice [PDF]

More catfish information

  • Felines with Fins Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine, February 2007
  • The Best O’ Bull – 4 tasty recipes for bullhead catfish, Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine, October 1998
Last revised: Tuesday April 14 2015