Are there blue catfish in New York?

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by mrhookset, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. mrhookset

    mrhookset New Member

    New York
    Hello everyone. Im just curious. Ive caught a few fish that looked blue but I guess its hard to tell if they were just channels or not. Does the hudson river hold blue cats? I fish alot in lake champlain i think theres mostly channels up there. I don't know just wondered if anyone else had any info. on It.l
  2. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

    I have been told and also read that their ranges are limited to a much further south range. Cinncinati is about as far as they run that way, North on the OHIO River
    To answer your question, I don't think so!!!

  3. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

    Kingwood, Tx (Houston)
    From a paper on blue catfish:

    The current distribution of blue catfish in the
    United States is within the Mississippi River Basin,
    and the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coastal slopes
    (Figure 1). States not recording them are those in
    the northeastern United States outside of the Ohio
    River basin, the Great Lake states of Michigan and
    Wisconsin, most Rocky Mountain states, and North
    Dakota. During the Lewis and Clark expedition into
    Montana, an interesting observation was made 22
    May 1805: “Game was no longer in such abundance
    since leaving the Musselshell and few fish were
    caught and these were white catfish weighing two
    to five pounds” (Coues 1965).
    Sixteen states considered blue catfish to h