Catch a big Missouri catfish? Use this chart to estimate how much a blue or flathead catfish weighs.
Crab and catfish? Why not! Surprise your family and friends with this elegant catfish dish.
This catfish is also known as mud cat, black catfish, yellow belly bullhead and horned pout.
This small catfish is rare and endangered in Missouri. It has been recorded from only a few locations in the southeastern portion of the state.
This endangered species is the smallest catfish in Missouri, where it lives under rocks in riffles or runs, in the clear water of Spring River in Jasper County.
Although most blue catfish weigh 3 to 40 pounds, they can grow to weigh 100 pounds. Reports survive from the 1800s of specimens weighing as much as 315 pounds.
This pale, darkly spotted catfish ranging from 12 and 32 inches was established as the official Missouri state fish in 1997.
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