Okay first I will explain the name. Catfish Operator. Obviously catfish, the fish....Operator as in a high speed individual who is a badass, common term used in the army (Finishing my last year in military now.) So a guy who is allowed to have a beard, wears what he wants, uses whatever weapon he wants, pretty much is just an all around bad ass is commonly referred to as an operator. For example: You see a guy who is the army with a beard, wearing civilian clothes, and is rocking a snub nose M4, while everyone else is in uniform and clean shaven looking super uniform, you would say, "Wow that guy is operator as fuck." Something to that effect. So a catfish Operator just means your a bad ass catfisherman. See where I'm going with the name here? So please don't throw some medical theme out there thinking I operate on Catfish haha.
I love yellow catfish. They are different, not all catfish are the same, Blue catfish and yellow catfish have two very different looks to them. Channel catfish are my least favorite so don't make one in the design. I primarily like yellow catfish (Flathead catifsh) I love the shape of them. I'll attach photos of the classic shape of them I love. If you can get that classic Flathead shape and muscle in the logo I'd be very happy.
I will also attach some logo's I like, I'm not saying copy them but just so you get an Idea, also the ones I picked on the "Choose styles you like" are accurate as well. Obviously I didn't buy the logos ready made for 99, so i want something original and awesome. So key things, original yellow cat design, The words "Catfish Operator", Bonus: Cool fishing background or design to go with it. Imagine the 2nd photo of me and the catfish with it's tail curled up. If you traced the catfish, and turned him into a logo, that would be the ideal catfish design, something similar to that, obviously his gills are pushed out some because my hands are in his gills lol, so they dont need to be flared out like that.
If you have a better idea, seriously don't be scared to just come up with something, I'm using this for now for my fishing channel, but if it grows and I decide to something more then I'd be coming back to you for more work. For example, if I wanted to make my own fishing hook ect.
Also I don't like super cartoony looks. The two fish in example look good to me because they are realistic looking, and are a more serious design.
Also I do a lot of Bank fishing, (Fishing from the shore) So try to not include a boat because its irrelevant to my fishing style. Feel free to DM to any questions and I will put as much detailed feedback on all submitted designs as possible.