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Thousands Of Lake Eufaula Catfish Spotted At Lakepoint Ramp

Brad Gill | May 26, 2021

How many catfish are swimming in Lake Eufaula? Who knows, but you can add a few more thousand to that number after GON writer Ronnie Garrison captured a pretty cool video of thousands of catfish fry along the bank on May 23 at Lakepoint Campground by the boat ramp.

“I’m not sure what species they were. At first I thought they were tadpoles,” said Ronnie.

We weren’t sure just how common Ronnie’s sighting was, so we asked WRD Fisheries Region Supervisor Rob Weller in Albany.

“Often when channel catfish and bull head fry enter what we call the swim up stage, when they have completely absorbed the yok sac, they will form a cluster or a ball for the first several days,” said Rob. “I have seen this many times. The male catfish will often continue to guard the fry at this time from predators.”

Well, there you have it.
When you see interesting stuff outside, send it to us at [email protected].

Ronnie, great job capturing one of the interesting things that occurs in nature so that we can share it with our readers.

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