Ideal for freshwater pond stock, the Blue Channel Catfish is often considered one of the best tasting stock types around. Arizona Aquatic Gardens carries this excellent pond stocking option with competitive rates for larger purchases.
With a distintive blue shading and unique anal fin the Blue Channel Catfish separates itself from its close relative, the mud catfish. The Blue Channel is an adaptive species and opportunistic feeder making both live and dead bait options reliable choices for any angler.
Natural to the Tennessee River, the Blue Channel Catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) typically averages around 10 pounds in weight and 18-24 inches in length. There have been much larger caught, including a record setting 120 pound Blue Channel Catfish caught in Holts Reservoir. The delicious flavor and abundance make the Blue Channel a popular choice for pond fishing.
- Water Type: Fresh Water Species
- Temperature: Adaptive / Versatile
- Water pH: 6.5 – 8.2 versatile
Minimum quantity for “Blue Channel Catfish” is 5.