Catfish… A Southern Tradition
Just about any body of water here in the Heartland, whether it’s a pond, lake, creek, or river will hold a healthy population of catfish.
There are a variety of catfish and bullheads you can catch. They come in a whole range of sizes. Some get huge, while others are just right for frying. The best ones to eat are Blue and the Channel Cats, most identifiable by their forked tails. All of the other species have a more rounded tail.
No matter where you catch them, they put up a good fight and you don’t even need a boat or a lot of expensive equipment to do it.
by Dan Echols