Blue Catfish ???

Discussion in 'LOCAL OKLAHOMA TALK' started by Fish Dog, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Fish Dog

    Fish Dog New Member

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    Caught this one out of the Verdigris today.Is it a Blue or what is called a Mississippi White ????

    Pic didn"t come thru I'll try again
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2009
  2. o'boro cat hunter

    o'boro cat hunter New Member

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    Look like a blue to me.Nice one also.
     

  3. buddyodie

    buddyodie New Member

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    Yep, Thats a blue. Some people call them white cats,or white fultons.
     
  4. HOLD-ACCOUNT

    HOLD-ACCOUNT New Member

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    There are no white cats in the navigation channel.

    It's a blue and a nice one......Congrats!:wink:
     
  5. shadmaster

    shadmaster New Member

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    Don't bet the farm. I've caught two in last few years.
     
  6. KATTERMAN

    KATTERMAN New Member

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    congrats on the good bluecat
     
  7. mudcreeker

    mudcreeker New Member

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    According to the ODWC, Mississippi Whites are actually blues. They just have a lighter color due to living in darker, muddier water. There is no scientific name for a white catfish.
     
  8. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    ID EAT IT!
     
  9. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    there is no such creature as a white catfish, they are a blue catfish with a different coloration.
     
  10. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Lonnie glad to have you aboard the BOC. Nice catch an great pic/ many thanks!
     
  11. catfishcentral

    catfishcentral New Member

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    There's no such thing as a mississippi white or white cat that lives in Oklahoma. There's people in Eastern Ok that swear there such a animal but there isn't.

    There is a small white catfish but there are in the Eastern US
     
  12. catman george

    catman george New Member

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    Chris is correct. There are no white catfish in Okla.
     
  13. Soonerfan

    Soonerfan Member

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    This is what Tiny says. (Tinys Smith Catfish guide service)

    Ever since we've been getting bluecat in Oklahoma, around the Navigational Channel people tell of a fish there called the "Mississippi White" catfish. They have big ole heads and a hump back and they're chalk white. They were supposed to have come here from Mississippi but if you talk to anyone along the Mississippi river and you mention something called a mississippi white, they won't know what you're talking about. This is almost a name exclusively used around the Nav channel east of Tulsa but it's spread to other regions and people even now think they're a different species than the bluecat. Well, it's just not so.
    Bluecat's pigment will be different colors and if they're in clear water and exposed to sunlight all the time they'll be dark. If they're in deep muddy water they'll be white and usually in colder muddy waters they'll be almost chalk white. They're the same species and the ones with the round heads with the hump backs are just male bluecat. the ones that don't have the rounded heads are females and they're easily distinguishable just by looking at their heads.
     
  14. catman george

    catman george New Member

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    Soonerfan - You are absolutely correct.
     
  15. Fish Dog

    Fish Dog New Member

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    I caught this one on the navagational channel this week,it is almost half pure white,what kind would it be ???????????
     

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  16. catman george

    catman george New Member

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    I cannot be sure because of the way you are holding it but it appears to be a blue. The light and dark color phase appears to be a genetic screw up. This is nothing too surprising. Bass have been caught with black splotches on their sides. I have seen bass with deformed spines too.
     
  17. fishinphenom

    fishinphenom New Member

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    Bluecat
     
  18. lookin_4_moby

    lookin_4_moby New Member

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    yessir that's a blue, you can tell by the deep fork in the tail and the long anal fin (which you're partly covering) lol. if I remember correctly a blue catfish has between 30 and 35 anal ray fin's and a channel has between 25 and 29, but either way it's a beautiful fish congrats
     
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  19. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    Well folks...I'm not tryin to be a know it all but I felt I should say something just to let yas know.

    There is in fact a white catfish. They are here in the SC and common in places. They will look exactly like a blue, some whiter in color and theyare a lot smaller.

    They have under 24 anal rays, channels have 24-29, and blues have 30 and over. The record white isn't very big but it is recorded.

    I'm not saying the fish in question is one, or if there are any in those waters but they are real cats and they are not blues.

    There are many blues here that are white but they aren't white cats...you can only tell by counting the rays.

    -Jim-
     
  20. baptistpreach

    baptistpreach New Member

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    Agreed, weird coloration for sure, but a blue.