As hard as it may be to believe, catfish are one of the most versatile quarries with whom anglers can ever hope to do battle. While most people think of them as slimy creatures that lurk on the bottom in the mud, catfish represent all of the characteristics as top-of-the-food-chain predators, finicky tournament day foes, and main course for a fish fry all rolled up into one.
Catfish are not picky eaters. They are known to eat a wide variety of foods, including seeds, crawfish, insects, frogs and other fish. When food is scarce they will even scour the bottom for decomposing fish or bugs. So when some pigeons wander too close to the shore it’s no surprise these European catfish have learned to seize the opportunity for a hearty meal.