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Nevada Catfish Fishing

All about fishing for white and channel catfish in Nevada.

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Catfish fishing in Nevada

Catfish Waters In NV

The Colorado River and Humboldt River along with major lakes including Lake Lahontan, Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, Rye Patch Reservoir, Rye Patch Reservoir, Washoe Lake and Wild Horse Reservoir are the primary waters for catfish in Nevada. Many other ponds, small lakes and rivers have populations of catfish.

Fishing for catfish in Nevada

Channel Catfish

Channel catfish

World record: 58 lbs 0 oz

NV State Record: 32 lbs 7 oz

White Catfish

White catfish

World record: 22 lbs 0 oz

NV State Record: 17 lbs 4 oz

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Catfish fishing from the bank

The Nevada state record channel catfish came from Lahontan Reservoir and the Nevada state record white catfish was caught out of the Humboldt River.

There are many species of catfish and even more ways to catch them. Adults range in size from less than a pound to hundreds of pounds. Catfish are found in all types of water including ponds, streams, lakes and rivers throughout Nevada. There are even species which spend a limited amount of time on dry land. Big giant catfish put up a very noble fight once hooked.

Camp out and catch some catfish!

Additional catfishing information resources.

Catfish Conservation Group

U.S. Catfish Anglers Tournaments

Planet Catfish

Most catfish are considered bottom feeders to one extent or another. They will generally eat anything that can get in their mouth. Their strongest sense is smell which they use to locate potential food sources. Capitalizing on this sense is the primary weapon in your search for these creatures. Aggressive catfish have been caught on most types of fast moving bass lures so don't under estimate their ability to catch live bait.

Catfish fishing information for states with catfish.