This species was found at 208 bioassessment sites, 3 rapid fish bioassessment sites, 78 fisheries assessment sites, and 0 fisheries presence-only assessment sites. In total, it was collected at 286 distinct sites, or 25.7% of the 1113 total sites monitored by the bioassessment program. It is the 20th most commonly collected species.
The Channel Catfish was collected in 317 bioassessment sampling sessions and 134 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 9,696 individual Channel Catfish specimens, ranking it the #23 most collected fish.