Caught two awesome Waking Catfish with @novafishing03 today! Little fact: In the early 1960's, the walking catfish was imported to Florida from Thailand for the aquarium trade. The first introductions apparently happened in the mid 60's when adult fish, imported to be brood stock, escaped from Penagra Aquarium in Broward County and/or from a truck transporting brood fish between Dade and Broward counties. In 1967, the state of Florida banned the importation and possession of walking catfish. However, this led to another release of the fish into the wild. Fish farmers in Tampa Bay who possessed the fish purposefully released them so that they would not be found in violation of the new law. #fishinglife #soflo #lakefishing #catfish #pesca #bassfishing #wild #nature #catchandrelease #wildlife #outdoors #fisherman

tristan.domenech Tristan Domenech ( @tristan.domenech )
24 4 12:06am 11/09/2018

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