Catfish identification

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by purebonewv, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. purebonewv

    purebonewv New Member

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    can someone post pics or a website where people can determine the differnt types of catfish i know i can have some trouble sometimes figuring out whats what thanks
     
  2. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member


  3. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hi Tony I think Benji has you covered, But welcome to the BOC.Were Glad You Joined. And if you have any questions just ask and we will try and get them answered OK. J.D.Straka
     
  4. MississippiJugHead

    MississippiJugHead New Member

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    You can also try looking at the species forums here on BOC. They are full of pictures of each type of catfish.
     
  5. LiquidSteel

    LiquidSteel New Member

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  6. loki1982

    loki1982 New Member

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    Heres a few good tips

    Flathead - usually yellow to brown color, and the tail is flat at the end, and a wide mouth
    Blue/channel - usually blue to grey, have forked tails, smaller mouths

    There some other things like the number of rays in the anal fin, and the shape of the anal fin but I cant explain it very well.