Locals hate the invasive catfish here and are helping to reduce the population by catching this big fish at local restaurants in the area, the demand for these fish have skyrocketed since they found their way into the local bay and the state is happy to oblige.
Sport fishing for catfish is helping to lessen the effects of the invasive catfish by fishing them out and allowing the anglers have their fun while also taking care of the species population.
Catfish are destroying this ecosystem and locals are trying to solve it by fishing more, but the USDA regulations are interfering with them, locals are powerless and are just watching their bay get destroyed.
Bag and length limits apply to all public fresh waters except for locations noted in the Exceptions to Statewide Freshwater Harvest Regulations. For freshwater fishes not listed, there are NO statewid