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catfish

primitive, eel-like, freshwater fish; naked or covered with spines or plates but not scales. Members of the suborder Siluroidea, catfish are divided into many families, genera and species, e.g. blue, bullhead, channel, electric.
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After spawning, walleyes congregate in the shallow, murky south end of the 35,000-plus-acre impoundment in May and June to least on perch, suckers, and stonecats.
This technique can be deadly when imitating nymphs and crustaceans, and it works in imitating slow-moving forage fish such as stonecats and sculpins.
Both species favored shiners and stonecats in spring, and stonecats primarily in summer, with some consumption of emerald shiners, sculpins, and macroinvertebrates.