Fish Facts: Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) reach a maximum size of nearly 60 pounds. Channel cats look much like other catfish in that they have ‘skin’ instead of scales and whiskers around the mouth. Channel catfish are often mistake for Blue Catfish. It is easy to tell them apart by looking at the anal fin. On a … Read more

Fish Facts: Sarcastic Fringehead, Neoclinus blanchardi

Here is a video of a Sarcastic Fringehead, scientific name is “Neoclinus blanchardi”! This is a big one. If you were to see one underwater while scuba diving they look like a Big Ole Blenny. The fish hanging there has kind of made it look more evil then when seen alive. The bottom jaw is … Read more

Fish Facts: Redfish or Red Drum

Redfish or Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) also know as channel bass, bull red, or rat reds were once a popular commercially sought fish in the Gulf of Mexico as well as the Atlantic Ocean. Commercial fishing for redfish is now illegal in Louisiana. Redfish are quite easy to identify. They are redish to bronze in … Read more

Getting Your Boats Battery System Ship Shape

Boat battery switch, isolator (isolators) and integrator (integrators) systems are worth their weight in gold when it comes to dual (multiple) battery management. No boat owner should be without it! Learn how to keep batteries aboard your boat from leaving you stranded! It is, therefore, the foolish one who sees it as impractical having dual … Read more

Fish Facts: Shark Remora – Echeneis Naucrates

Shark remora’s are the most common remora in warm waters. There are 9 species of remoras. They can be found inshore as well as offshore. Remoras attaches to its hosts including sharks, rays, large fish, sea turtles, whales, dolphins and also to ships. Remoras feeds on small fishes, or scraps of fish that they eat … Read more

Fish Facts: Fallfish

Fallfish are the largest members of the Minnow family in the Northeast. Fallfish reach size typically between 12 to 18 inches long. They occur abundantly in the St. Lawrence River basin to Virginia, east of the Alleghanies. There prefered habitat is clear, swift streams, rock pools and in clear lakes. The male fallfish build a … Read more

Fish Facts: Spoonbill Catfish

Spoonbill Catfish (Polyodon spathula) The spoonbill catfish, also known as the paddle fish, is one of most ancient fish around. They are also one of the oddest looking fish species. Spoonbill catfish are not actually catfish at all as the name implies. Spoonbill Catfish were once endangered but are making a comeback. Spoonbill catfish or … Read more

Monster: Mekong Giant Catfish

Mekong giant catfish (Pangasianodon gigas) he is a picture that has been widely distributed throughout the internet and you are probably wondering if this is a hoax or real. Well unlike just about every other amazing photograph that makes these rounds this one just so happens to be REAL! This one weighed in at an … Read more

Monster: Wels Catfish

This picture of a Wels Catfish is quickly making its way around the internet. It is being passed around as a huge blue catfish when infact it is a Wels Catfish. Wels catfish as you can see get quite large. Some even a good bit larger than this one at 187.4 pounds. Wels catfish have … Read more