Yes, catfish are one of the many fish species that can be found in New York City’s Central Park. While many people target bass and panfish there are a number of other fish one can catch and the yellow bullhead catfish is one of them.
Bullhead catfish have a weight that ranges from a couple ounces to a few pounds so they aren’t too large. The ones found in Central Park are on the smaller side but still fun to say you caught a catfish in the middle of Manhattan.
There are many techniques for catching bullhead catfish. In Central Park, you can keep things simple with just a little bread, corn or a worm. In the summer I will typically go out in the evenings and that is when many of the fish in the parks start becoming more active.
If you are interested in joining a group that meets up weekly to try your luck at fishing, check out the Central Park Fishing meetup group.
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