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New Rippin Lips’ Catfish Bait

Catfish are beautiful. Or if not exactly beautiful, then at least maybe we can agree on adjectives like distinguished, pleasingly plump and vaguely cartoonish—like big swimming caricatures of themselves. Cats are unexpectedly bright, too, like running into a bar-bouncer and finding out he possesses a genius IQ. Just ask scientist Gordon Farabee, who conducted intelligence tests on ten common freshwater fish, including bass, trout, sunfish and channel catfish. Catfish scored highest at 90% in the brainier category, while largemouth bass and rainbow trout failed miserably. Take that, Mr. Smarty Pants. Beyond street smarts, catfish have also been...
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Channel Catfish Fish Species Information

Scientific Fish Name: Ictalurus punctatus
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Regions Fished: throughout the United States and thrive in small rivers, large rivers, reservoirs, natural lakes, and ponds
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These fish are easily identified by their barbels (whiskers), forked tail and sporadic black spotting. Night fishing with live bait, chicken innards, flavored dough balls, or any other smelly concoction provides the best angling success. The most fished types of catfish, with approximately 8 million anglers in the USA targeting them per year.


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