The event kicks off with the release of 1,500 channel cats
in a closed arm of the 995-acre lake just before 7 a.
Big channel cats
stack upon the sand bar edges this time of year in eight to 10 feet of water.
Odd nicknames in minor-league hockey are springing up wherever teams skate: Mysticks, Nailers, Mallards, Cottonmouths, Channel Cats
and Ice Bats.
The farm-raised channel cats
, in fact, are among the few seafood offerings find consistently satisfying at restaurants.
The tournament series does have a dedicated children's division which targets channel cats
, but Blake is no stranger to flatheads.
AS: Blue cats and flatheads are typically not raised in fish farms; farmers raise channel cats