channel cat

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Related to channel cat: Ictalurus punctatus
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: cat - freshwater food fish common throughout central United Stateschannel cat - freshwater food fish common throughout central United States
siluriform fish, catfish - any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth
blue cat, blue catfish, blue channel cat, blue channel catfish - a large catfish of the Mississippi valley
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On 28 May 2014, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced a $756,350 federal investment that will go to the Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District for the construction of a new Channel Cat Passenger Ferryboat Terminal on the Mississippi River in Moline.
However, a few years ago I shot a turkey in the morning, dressed it out and used the liver for catfish bait in the afternoon--and caught several nice channel cat.
The highlight of the day was a nice catfish, a channel cat of five-plus pounds, that set the hook himself.
Highlights of the ride will include: -- A Mexican fiesta dinner with fun, food and dance, as well as night Frisbee in Sterling/Rock Falls -- Dinner and an opportunity to tour the John Deere Pavilion in Moline, as well as a chance to ride a Channel Cat water taxi along the Mississippi River -- Architectural tours of historic Quincy and evening entertainment at the Backwaters night club.
We had frogs, turtles, muskrats, minks, Kentucky spotted bass, channel cat fish, big mouth bass, mud cat, minnows, creek chubs that we used for bait," recalls Chapman, an avid hunter and fisherman.
A 54-pound channel cat was recently boated by Ron Staub of Orange using mackerel.