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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

What About the Catfish?

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Catfish fall into two categories, freshwater and saltwater. In his article Raver discusses only freshwater catfish; examines misconceptions about catfish; and explains why anglers don't like this fish. The more abundant catfish in the state are the flathead, blue, channel, white, brown bullhead, and yellow bullhead. The flathead, native to a few western North Carolina river systems, is the largest, with a maximum weight of over one hundred pounds. The group of catfish known as madtoms are the smallest, with few species exceeding six inches.
Wildlife in North Carolina (NoCar SK 431 W54x), Vol. 30 Issue 12, Dec 1966, p19-21, il