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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