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Hagerman, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) If you like to eat them or just catch them for fun.
Catfish are in many waters throughout the gem state and the month of august is national catfish month.
They're all different sizes and enjoy warm water, catfish, can be found in creeks, rivers, ponds and lakes throughout the state.
"They are one of the few water game fish species that we have, they are incredible tasty and they are a fun sport fish that we have and we do have them native in the Snake River right now” said Joe Chapman, State Fish Hatchery.
If you're looking to catch catfish in the Magic Valley some hot spots are dierkes lake, carey lake, and milner reservoir.
"We stock about 56,000 every year about 9 to 10 inches long. We purchase them from a private supplier here in the Magic Valley."
Leo Ray is a private supplier out of Hagerman.
He the owner of Fish Breeders of Idaho, and provides catfish for the gem state.
"We ship nationwide and into Canada, Canada is a large market for us and mainly the west coast for catfish” said Leo Ray,
Fish Breeders of Idaho produce more than 200,000 catfish every year.
"Idaho buys about 20,000 every year and stocks the dams in Rupert and Burley. Idaho Fish and Game buys about 50,000-60,000 every year."
Money that is used to stock the waters isn't paid by the taxpayers” said Ray.
The money comes from fishing licenses that are purchased.
"They pay four our trout and catfish program, no tax money."
A fish that is recognized nationally for its good taste.