Capt. Clark, July 24, 1804-- This evening Guthrege Cought a White Catfish, its eyes Small & tale much like that of a Dolfin.
Capt. Lewis, May 22, 1805--..we have caught but few fish since we left the Mandans, they do not bite freely, what we took were the white cat of 2 to 5 lbs. I presume that fish are scarce in this part of the river.
Capt. Lewis, June 15, 1805--I amused myself in fishing, and sleeping away the fortiegues of yesterday. I caught a number of very fine trout which I made goodrich dry ; goodrich also caught about two douzen and several small cat of a yellow colour which would weigh about 4 lbs. the tail was seperated with a deep angular nitch like that of the white cat of the missouri from which indeed they differed only in colour.