Other names: Fresh Water Catfish, Channel Catfish
Description: Dark gray fading to white. Irregular black spots. Most recognizable by cat-like whiskers. Most common in south, usually pan-fried. However, in recent years, people are starting to discover Catfish's various cooking qualities. A deep water fish of the future because of its farm raising capabilities.
Fat Content: Moderate
Size: 1 - 3 lbs. Larger in wild.
Range: Widespread throughout America. Farm raised in many states.
Season: All year
Available Forms: Round, fillet, pad-dressed
Flesh: Flaky, moist texture, with freshwater flavor.