Looking for walking catfish

Hello all,

At the end of March I'll be in Brevard County (specifically Titusville). I'm hoping to catch some invasive walking catfish (see picture). I know they're in the area and are well established, I just don't know specific places to to drop a line. 

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Thanks,

Michael


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  • FreeLinerFreeLiner Posts: 1,415 Officer
    When I was a kid they’d come out of the storm drains when it floods.  Not knowing the area Id look in drainage canals first.
  • jawrayjawray Posts: 274 Deckhand
    They are in the ponds at the Grand Harbor in Vero Beach.
  • mgranatoskymgranatosky Posts: 6 Greenhorn
    Can you fish there? Also, any thoughts on catching them? Catfish rig? Cast net?
  • LostconchLostconch Posts: 248 Deckhand
    Any hook on the bottom. I caught 1 in Fish Eating creek 30 years ago just fishing. 
  • JWTJWT Posts: 460 Deckhand
    why?
  • mgranatoskymgranatosky Posts: 6 Greenhorn
    I am a researcher interested in studying their locomotion on land. So trying to get a few live ones. 
  • LostconchLostconch Posts: 248 Deckhand
    Ok
     I have been told that if you go to the campground at fisheating creek after a hard rain you can see them wiggling around there.
  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 5,160 Admiral
    I can remember when they got here back in the 60's.
  • JWTJWT Posts: 460 Deckhand
    I am a researcher interested in studying their locomotion on land. So trying to get a few live ones.

    interesting - i wish i could help but i haven't seen them down here lately. good luck!
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