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Alabama Caught Channel Catfish

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Channel Catfish over 15 pounds or 32 inches may qualify for a Master Angler Certificate.
Channel Catfish over 25 pounds or 37 inches may qualify for a Trophy Angler Certificate.

 Gadsden Kid’s Fishing Rodeo May 3, 2014 at Moragne Pond, Gadsden
Gadsden Kid’s Fishing Rodeo May 3, 2014 at Moragne Pond, Gadsden
 Gadsden Kid’s Fishing Rodeo May 3, 2014 at Moragne Pond, Gadsden
Gadsden Kid’s Fishing Rodeo May 3, 2014 at Moragne Pond, Gadsden
 Gadsden Kid’s Fishing Rodeo May 3, 2014 at Moragne Pond, Gadsden
Gadsden Kid’s Fishing Rodeo May 3, 2014 at Moragne Pond, Gadsden
 Gadsden Kid’s Fishing Rodeo May 3, 2014 at Moragne Pond, Gadsden
Gadsden Kid’s Fishing Rodeo May 3, 2014 at Moragne Pond, Gadsden
Gadsden Kid’s Fishing Rodeo May 3, 2014 at Moragne Pond, Gadsden
Gadsden Kid’s Fishing Rodeo May 3, 2014 at Moragne Pond, Gadsden
Gadsden Kid’s Fishing Rodeo May 3, 2014 at Moragne Pond, Gadsden
Gadsden Kid’s Fishing Rodeo May 3, 2014 at Moragne Pond, Gadsden 
 Gadsden Kid’s Fishing Rodeo May 3, 2014 at Moragne Pond, Gadsden
Gadsden Kid’s Fishing Rodeo May 3, 2014 at Moragne Pond, Gadsden
Tera Malay caught these catifsh with her son, April 2014.
Tera Malay caught these catifsh from Walker County Lake with her son, April 2014.
 Jacob Johnson
Jacob Johnson has a right to be proud of these channel catfish from Monroe County Lake, April 2014.
Evan Leibiner caught this Channel Catfish from Flint Creek, a tributary to Wheeler Lake, September 2013.
Evan Leibiner caught this Channel Catfish from Flint Creek, a tributary to Wheeler Lake, August 2013.
Steve Darr fishing at Pickwick
Steve Darr caught this channel catfish from Pickwick Lake, November 7, 2012.
 child with channel catfish
Miss Mckenzie shows off her first two fish, channel catfish from Marion County Lake, February 2013.
 Andrew Ekema caught this channel catfish
This is a great eating-sized channel catfish caught by Andrew Ekema on his 11th birthday, Wheeler Lake, October 2012.
James Allen with channel catfish
Mr. James Allen of Auburn caught a 18.35 pound channel catfish on July 3, 2012 putting him in a 1st place in the biggest catfish contest at Chambers County Lake.
Frank Grace caught these catfish at Monroe County Lake
Frank Grace caught these channel catfish in 2012 from Monroe County Lake.
Steve Darr with a channel catfish
Steve Darr caught this channel catfish from Pickwick Lake using a jig, April 5, 2012.
Giddings and Powell with some nice catfish
Mr. Giddings and Mr. Powell show off some just right catfish from Monroe County Lake during September of 2011.
Clyde Spears
Clyde Spears caught this large catfish from Monroe County Lake in September of 2011.
Channel Catfish from Weeks Bay Kids Fishing Day
Jordan Harris caught this whopper at the Weeks Bay Kids Fishing Day in Baldwin County, May 1, 2010. The event is a joint project of the Weeks Bay Foundation, the Weeks Bay Reserve and ADCNR's Coastal Section of the Lands Division, and Fisheries Section of the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division.
 
You will be as happy as Shirley Crenshaw when you fish Monroe County Lake (March 8, 2011, 16.8 pound channel catfish).


Doyle Byrd caught this 6 pound channel catfish on March 21, 2009.

Allen Childers
Mr. Allen Childers of Hamilton, AL, caught this 21.9 lb. channel catfish on July 10, 2009 at the Marion County Public Fishing Lake.

Jackie Thompson
Jackie Thompson holds a channel catfish caught at Lake Eufaula, July 2009.


Andrew Ekema caught this channel catfish on Flint Creek on May 25, 2009.

Prattville High School student with a nice channel catfish from Lanark.
Prattville High School student with a nice channel catfish from Lanark.

Fishing at Oak Mountain State Park during May of 2009
Channel catfish are stocked at Oak Mountain State Park each May.

Lake Shelby Catfish
This channel catfish was caught at Lake Shelby during a special event during the fall of 2007.


Rita Miller caught this channel catfish on Lake Jordan using ten-pound test fishing line and dog food for bait .


This young lady caught a channel catfish from Bankhead National Forest in 2007.


Ernest Pattillo holds a great eating size channel catfish from Bouldin Canal.

 


John Edwards caught this ten and a half pound channel catfish from Dallas County Lake on October 11, 2008

 

Doug Darr holding a catfish
This channel catfish was caught at Camp ASCCA by a St. James student.

Channel catfish from Madison County Lake
This is more than one person's catch from Madison County Lake.

Catfish from a Pike County pond
Ponds can provide some wonderful fishing for channel catfish.

Albino channel catfish caught from north Alabama.
Timmy Moran with an albino channel catfish.


Honorable Mention Nature-based Recreation
2007 Outdoor Alabama Photography Contest
Fishing in the Rain
Jan Martin

 

 

Boy with Catfish
Both of the above fish were caught during Prattville's Kids Fishing Day, 2006.

 Dwight Lake holds up a big Lee County Lake catfish.
Dwight Lake holds up a big Lee County Lake catfish - 2007.

Pretty nice catch
"What a beauty."


Albino catfish are rarely produced in the wild.  These fish were probably released illegally.
Releasing fish in public waters requires a permit.


Matthew Moran with an albino catfish caught in a north Alabama pond.


Albino channel catfish caught in north Alabama during August, 2006.

Ponds stocked with channel catfish provide good fishing for kids and adults.
Fishing for channel catfish is a great way to spend class time;
this is a field trip at the Alabama Wildlife Federation's Lanark.

Channel catfish caught on Sougahatchee Creek by Jeff Samsel, June 26, 2006.
Jeff Samsel, Yum Baits, catches a channel catfish from Sougahatchee Creek during the filming of an Outdoor Alabama TV segment.

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