Cecil should have posed that fish similar to the one of yellow perch above. The CC and CB1 appear to be at odds and not sharing quality time together.
Been a while since I held a live catfish. Not only do they not do anything for me but I have fond memories of what the spines do to your hands untangling them from gillnets when I was a biologist aid for a summer.
I've found a couple good ways to pick up catfish..
First method on a hook attached to jug, cut off hook over livewell.
Second method fish net..
Third 22 bullet (not recommended in boat another story there)
Fourth and last 4 prong frog gig..