Black phase and Albino.

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by dogcat, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. dogcat

    dogcat New Member

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    In July, spent a morning at a local VFW with a surprising well stocked pond. Not knowing better and never having caught a blue cat, I thought the black phase channel was a blue. Turns out males around spawning time can turn this color as I have researched. The forked tail would have tipped off anyone that it wasn't a blue. Thanks for setting me straight BOC. Also included a pic of an albino caught that same day.
     

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  2. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    I have fished for cats a long time but I never knew male Channels would turn Black when they are Spawning! This is very interesting to me.:big_smile:
     

  3. dogcat

    dogcat New Member

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    I didn't realize I had adjusted irfranview to such a low quality it would pixelize. Could a moderator replace with these pics please? Thanks.
     

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  4. IrishO'Brady

    IrishO'Brady New Member

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    LOL using a beer can and a beer bottle for size referance :cool2:

    must say Im guilty of that also :tounge_out:
     
  5. DeerHunter01

    DeerHunter01 New Member

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    Yes Males get very dark when they are spawning also the head of them swell alot, here is one Stoney got on the White River this summer.
     

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  6. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    Thanx for the pics. Blues have a forked tail too.