Not being a fisherman, I didn't know that the Red River of the North has the "...largest average size of channel catfish in the world." I knew they were in the river, but not much else.
Seen here, an illustration of a catfish, circa 1821, shows a powerful, fork-tailed fish with whisker-like barbells. Historically, this fish has been the most prized catch from the Red River. [Source: Library and Archives Canada]