Well, not on purpose, but they are among the coolest of fish.
They are ubiquitous in the aquatic environments of Texas, but the ones I've caught have been mostly in oxbows, creeks or rivers. I caught a lot more of them electrofishing than with a pole.
Most folks catch one of these accidentally while bass or crappie fishing. Most of the ones I've caught were in calm or even stagnant backwaters and along shorelines in spring.
Not sure if its the male or female, but if you happen upon a nest in shallow water, it'll jump out of the water right at you to try and scare you off. Which pretty much works if you're not expecting it.
Awesome fish. I saw a lady catch one in her backyard during a flood, it was on the news, she thought it was a redfish.