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Rhode Island Catfish Fishing

All about fishing for white catfish in Rhode Island.

Catfish fishing in Rhode Island

Catfish Waters In RI

The Rhode Island state record white catfish was caught from Tiogue Lake. It is the only major lake with a significant population of catfish. Some rivers and ponds may also offer limited catfish fishing in RI.

Fishing for catfish in Rhode Island

White Catfish

White catfish

World record: 22 lbs 0 oz

RI State Record: 16 lbs 12 oz

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Catfish fishing from the bank

There are several 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 Rhode Island. 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.