Shipping of fish will resume in april 2024

We will continue to ship feed and pond care products in the meantime

Channel Catfish


Name Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)
Size 4-6"
Availability April-October
Stocking Rate up to 200/acre
Quantity Pricing 1-49: $3.95 each
50-99: $3.55 each
100+: $3.15 each

Channel Catfish are the most sought after member of the catfish family, providing excitement by striking at both bait and artificial lures. It is distinguished from other members of the catfish family by its forked tail and the black spots visible along its sides. Channel Catfish will not muddy a pond like its cousin the Bullhead, making it preferable for stocking in those environments. They average from 2-5 pounds, and have been commonly caught over 20 pounds. Feed consists of fish, insects, crustaceans or commercial fish food. Spawning will occur when the water temperature reaches 70 degrees F, usually under a log or stone, but pipe segments or cans over 8 inches in diameter can provide an artificial medium for spawning as well.

NOTE ON SHIPPING FISH: If you would like us to ship your fish directly to you, you must be within the following states: New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, or Ohio. Fish will only ship during the available season. Shipping is calculated at checkout and only offered via UPS overnight.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in

1-49, 50-99, 100+