Any Blue Catfish in the Ohio River aorund Huntington, WV?

Discussion in 'WEST VIRGINIA RIVER TALK' started by catfishguy, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. catfishguy

    catfishguy New Member

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    Are there many blue catfish in the Ohio river around Huntington? I have caught a few, but not many compared to flat and channel cats. I was also wondering about the size of blue cats around here. Flatties just seem to be bigger around here than blues, but I know in the Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee rivers, the blues are well over 100 pounds. I didn't know if there were enough blues around here to justify continuing to fish for them this winter. Anybody know?
     
  2. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    There may be the occasional big blue over that way, but mostly they are small still. WV has put some effort into stocking blues, but it has not had time to develop into big fish yet. I think it will be decent in about 5-10 years
     

  3. catfishguy

    catfishguy New Member

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    I have only caught three blues. A couple were 5-6 pounds and one 15 pounder. Still decent fish, but not the 100 plus blues of MO, MS, and TN.