In Pennsylvania, the catfish does not get the respect it deserves. Many anglers regard catfish as junk fish. Some anglers are afraid to touch catfish.And, probably even more anglers have never tried eating catfish, believing it will taste like mud.
Non- native species are alluring for fisherman.
Monster Catfish, bigger than most of us imagine, are cruising the waters of the Susquehanna River.
Although larger flathead catfish likely live in the river, the largest recorded to date was a 56.6 pound, 44-inch fish pulled from a hoop net by a fisheries survey crew from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources of the Pennsylvania- Maryland state line.
That's more than 8 pounds heavier than the largest flathead catfish record by an angler in Pennsylvania.