This is a catfish. it lives in freshwater bodies of water. They don't usually get this big but it looks pretty awesome. A catfish usually stays towards the bottom of a body of water so it can stay cool. It eats bugs and small fish at times.
I have an Ugly Stick Rod and Reel and it's the best! Adam bought it for me a couple of years ago and It's the only pole Adam and I have caught awesome stuff with. even big stuff like catfish that we need a bigger pole for lol