SEATTLE -- Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says a man caught a huge channel catfish Saturday in Green Lake, according to their Facebook post.
Ahmed Majeed told Fish and Wildlife that although the fish was really big, it tasted great.
The state record for the largest channel catfish was from 1999 in Yakima County. The catfish weighed in at a little more than 36 pounds, according to Fish and Wildlife.
Majeed claims in the Facebook post that the fish he caught Saturday was 45 pounds.
Check out this huge channel catfish caught by Ahmed Majeed in Green Lake, in Seattle on Saturday. Ahmed tells us that even though it was really big, it tasted great. Besides brown and rainbow trout, channel catfish are the other major draw of Green Lake, and WDFW stocked catfish there in 2005, 2011 and 2014. Catfish can live more than 20 years. To find out where you may catch one of these wonderful fish, visit #FishWashington https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/washington/Species/1171/
Fish and Wildlife brought catfish to Green Lake in 2005, 2011 and 2014. They can reportedly live for more than 20 years. Brown and rainbow trout are also found in the lake.
Because channel catfish are not known to spawn in lowland lakes, Fish and Wildlife says they stock many lakes throughout the state with the catfish.
Channel catfish also live in the lower Columbia, Snake, Walla Walla and lower Yakima Rivers.