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Discussion in 'LOCAL ARIZONA TALK' started by lonny, Jan 19, 2009.
the new outdoor life mag say's blue's were stocked in az, you know where.
Don't believe everything you read:wink:
Morning Lonny, You will be the first to know if I catch any kind of catfish:smile2:
I hope that is true, be awesome to have blues around here...
I'd think the Lake would be a nice place for them!!
Which lake/river would be able to support the blue cat? LP might work??
I'm thinking Mohave, deep,:wink: cold and with current
I thought it was really weird that when I fished in Arizona for four years that I never caught one bluecat but there was a state record for them. Where in Arizona are there bluecats because I never seen one but theres a record for them so they have to be somewhere already.
One of the brothers on this site posted an article a while back on this subject. From what I remember reading, the article said that blues were stocked in northern Az back in the 20-30's time frame. Some of the deeper lakes are supposed to have one caught on very rare occasion. I wonder how many folks catch a blue cat every year and not even know what it is?
Damon...looks as though you got a new avatar.. good looking fish.. where did you get that one..
I have caught some nice cats in Roosevelt which I swore were blue cats. But I did not really know the physical differences which distinguish a channel cat without spots from a blue cat.
~ You are probably right, I bet some are caught every year, the fisherman calls them a channel cat before it goes into the oil..
I personally would not be broken hearted if blue cats were stocked anywhere within Arizona. I really liked catching them while living in Georgia because they will hit on both cut bait and live bait. They also can get really big and are really pretty when pulled from the water at certain times of the year. They don't have the speckled skin of a flatty, but have an intense blue color that most pics don't ever capture.
Something that I also really like about them is that they do very well in rivers and deep lakes. They have been noted to have been caught in 80+ deep waters.
Anyone who finds out were these guys were actually stocked will have my full attention in a few years.