Hi all, I'm new here and just wanted to thank all the contributors, especially in regards to terminal tackle, rigging, and bait advice. I hope to eventually help some others as I have been helped. I grew up fishing for eatin sized channels and bullheads and still love it. But because of this fish caught last fall, my blood is all hot for some big ones. I brought this up elsewhere and the consensus was this it was a blue catfish. I'm not convinced I've caught my first blue catfish. Tough to see in the photo maybe, but the tail was VERY forked, rather than more squared. So have I caught my first blue or my biggest channel? Good fishing to you all.