Fishing Pittsburgh's North Hills Pine Creek for Channel Catfish

We have been seeing more of these small Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) while fishing in Pittsburgh's North Park Pine Creek this Summer.  Glad to see the fish thriving after a few years of North Park Lake dredge runoff.

According to the Tree of Life Web ProjectThe Channel Catfish varies greatly in color. Most individuals have scattered black spots on a silver back and side. Very small individuals, which usually have black-tipped fins, and very large individuals, which are blue-black, lack dark spots. The Channel Catfish is white below, has white to dusky gray barbels, a rounded anal fin with 24-29 rays, and a slightly rounded predorsal profile. The air bladder lacks a distinct constriction. To 50 in. (127 cm) total length.

Fishing for Pine Creek Catfish near Pittsburgh's North Park

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