The average size of channel catfish caught in America is between 20 and 30 inches and 2 and 10 pounds. It can reach a maximum size of about 50 inches and 60 pounds. A trophy-sized channel cat is a fish of 20 pounds or more.
While channel and blue catfish generally spawn sometime between late spring and mid-summer, flathead and bullhead catfish usually spawn between late spring and late summer. All catfish types tend to spawn in water temperatures between 70 and 80F.
Catfish do not have periods. Like all other fish species, catfish lay eggs once a year during the spawning season. The eggs grow in the female’s belly until they are released for external fertilization by the male. This natural and repetitive process makes a menstrual cycle in fish unnecessary.
Can bass and catfish actually coexist? Do they eat the same prey? Do they eat each other? And which of the two species is the stronger fighter on the rod? The answers to all of these questions will be presented in this article on the interesting topic of bass vs. catfish.