This species was found at 215 bioassessment sites, 3 rapid fish bioassessment sites, 82 fisheries assessment sites, and 0 fisheries presence-only assessment sites. In total, it was collected at 297 distinct sites, or 25.6% of the 1158 total sites monitored by the bioassessment program. It is the 21st most commonly collected species.
The Channel Catfish was collected in 344 bioassessment sampling sessions and 159 fisheries assessment sessions. It was present in 3 rapid bioassessment sessions and 0 presence-only sessions.
The biological assessment program has collected a total of 10,755 individual Channel Catfish specimens, ranking it the #23 most collected fish.