blue catfish


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blue catfish

n.
A large bluish freshwater catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) of North America and especially the Mississippi River basin, sometimes weighing more than 45 kilograms (100 pounds). Also called blue cat.

blue′ cat′fish


n.
a large freshwater catfish, Ictalurus furcatus, popular as a food fish in the Mississippi River valley.
Also called blue′ cat′.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blue catfish - a large catfish of the Mississippi valleyblue catfish - a large catfish of the Mississippi valley
channel cat, channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus - freshwater food fish common throughout central United States
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Likewise, no blue catfish is safe from the angler savvy enough to present a tasty morsel on a hook, such as a live shiner on top or weighted to the bottom by slip sinker, depending if you prefer watching a bobber go down or the line pull taut.
He broke the North Carolina state record for blue catfish with a 91-pounder from Lake Gaston in 2015.
Pickwick Lake also is home to striped bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, white bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish, and it's the only place I have ever fished for sauger, which is the southern cousin to the northern walleye.
Population trends of flathead catfish, channel catfish, and blue catfish in impounded and unimpounded reaches of the upper Mississippi River (1993-2007).
The Smithsonian program "Right Fish, Wrong Place: Invaders in the Coastal Zone" looked at invasive marine species in the Chesapeake Bay region, particularly the blue catfish, and efforts to manage them.
We used two haplotypes from blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus; EU752098, JF292374) as the outgroup (Lundberg, 1992).
Channel catfish have been well characterized for several decades, but there is less data on blue catfish production traits and blue-by-channel hybrid catfish offspring.
The effects of proliferative gill disease on the blood physiology of channel catfish, blue catfish, and channel catfish x blue catfish hybrid fingerlings.
Aziz also guides for white, channel and blue catfish, trout and giant carp, which he fishes for in the European style, with thousands of dollars worth of equipment.
Ed Garner, R-Maumelle, responding to a bill that would have recognized the blue catfish and smallmouth bass as the official state fish.
A morphometric comparison was performed on specimens of blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) from northern (Lower Rio Bravo) and southern (Chiapas) Mexico in order to identify diagnostic characters that allow their discrimination.
13]C signatures for gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum), blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus), and alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus), show a 10[per thousand] range among fishes, clearly reflecting isotopically distinct dietary sources.