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 even been credited with the eating of a small boy long ago. Although it is an isolated freak event that hasn’t been repeated in decades. Few of the Wels catfish are as large as some of the specimens from years ago. Which reached weights of 600 pounds. Today 200 pounds is something to write home about although some 600+ pound monsters are caught in Russia where they are known as Ssum.