Floodwood, Minnesota: Carved Wooden Catfish

A large wood-carved catfish, painted dark blue, promotes Floodwood as the Catfish Capital of the World.

US Hwy 2, Floodwood, MN
Downtown, on the north side of US Hwy 2 just east of its intersection with 7th Ave. Look for the flagpoles.
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Carved Wooden Catfish

No longer there.

[Misty Sorensen, 08/12/2019]

The wooden catfish has in the past been an honored presence in Floodwood's annual Catfish Festival parade. Maybe it was just elsewhere when you visited. We hope it returns.


Carved Wooden Catfish

In need of repair, the big blue catfish warrants a stop still. Good for a photo op and rest stop.

[Curtis Ciszek, 07/28/2017]

Wood catfish statue.

Woodcarved Catfish

Happened upon this by chance on the way through town. It's a wood-carved catfish, maybe about six feet long and painted blue. Easy to spot right on the side of the highway in the middle of town. Floodwood bills itself as the "Catfish Capital of the World."

[BS Meyer, 05/23/2013]

The carved plaque in front of the catfish reads, "In memory of Joseph T. Karpik." We would guess that he was a man, not a fish.

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