The three most sought-after species are the blue catfish, channel catfish, and the flathead catfish.

The blue catfish is Louisiana’s largest freshwater game species. The blues and channel cats eat a wide variety from insects to plant matter to river shrimp. Coastal blues have even been found with small nutria in their stomachs. Whereas, the flathead is primarily a predator feeding mainly on live fish. These fine table fish will become more prevalent in our estuarine areas due to freshwater inflow from coastal restoration projects.