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Sun., Nov. 6, 2011, 6:05 a.m.

Channel catfish shows amazing itch to travel

FISHING -- A channel catfish, of all things, has set the record for traveling the longest distance of any fish in Wyoming fish-tagging history.

Wyoming Game and Fish Department official say the catfish was tagged in June 2007 just below the Kendrick Diversion Dam on Clear Creek east of Sheridan.

Last month, the fish was caught 415-miles away by an angler on the Yellowstone River near Pompey’s Pillar, Mont.

The fish likely traveled down the Powder River into Montana aided by this year’s high water and then turned upstream in the Yellowstone.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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