Now that is a pretty big fish. I thought that catfish were bottomfeeders and that they didn't taste so good. Not that I know anything about fish.
The Asian influence in our area love to fish for the catfish and bullhead in the swamps on the side of the road. They live in murky mucky deep ditches. The catfish indigenous to this area are not very big, like the ones in the pictures. I could not imagine eating one, I think that they would taste horrible, like eating dirt (I know what that tastes like, by the way, had a few mouthfuls over my years). But they fish and fish and fish, see them doing that frequently. Oh well, I'm sure your catfish are pretty yummy. I have nothing to compare to. Great day. Cindi