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Slidell, Louisiana: Giant Catfish

Weather-worn big fish, perched on some low poles in an unexpected spot on a back road.

34000 Bayou Liberty Rd, Slidell, LA
From US Hwy 11 in Slidell, turn west at the stoplight onto LA-433. Drive 3.5 miles. The catfish will be on the left, just before the intersection of Nunez Rd.
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Catfish down.

Giant Catfish

The catfish is now laying on its side, with a broken tail. It looks as if it fell over at some point. It is in need of repair.

[Scott Hammond, 12/29/2021]

The catfish may have been toppled by Hurricane Ida in August 2021.

Giant Catfish

This giant catfish was once on the sign of Kelly's Katfish Korner, located on Hwy 11 (Pontchartrain Drive) just before the Hwy 11 bridge. I worked there one summer in 1981.

[Steve Romano, 07/23/2019]


Giant Catfish

A giant catfish wants to be free, on the corner of Bayou Liberty and Nunez Roads.

[Smith, 07/15/2018]

This catfish could be the one that once was perched atop a local seafood restaurant. The restaurant closed and the big fish was apparently moved inland -- fortunately, because the restaurant building was destroyed in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina!

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