There seems to be conflicting information and I have never seen someone catch one. Did they not survive?
We capture adult-sized channel catfish in the Snake River and transfer them to several ponds in the Southwest Region including McDevitt Pond. Usually, these transfers occur in early June and July. Tagging studies indicate that channel catfish live for at least several years in these ponds. Also, catch rates are generally poor in the colder months when catfish become more lethargic.