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Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by KYTRAPPER, Jul 24, 2007.
I guess you can see which one is the oddball:smile2:
Looks like Sesame Street lol.One of those cats is doing its own thing.:0a23:
Phil, It looks like you have two male channels in spawning mode a blue male and a female channel. Did you check the number of rays in the off colored ones anal fin?:cool2:
Yes sir:wink: they be 25....
That's a fish of a differant color! Thanks for sharing the picture.
Here it is.....hjow do you tell the diffrence between a male and a female channel? I am not ne to fishing but never have been told how to sex or what the diffrence is. Thanks:0a21::0a31::0a18:
The only way i know to tell the difference is that during the spawn the males are usually much darker in color.
And male's get a swolen head during the spawn.
agreed, males generally have biggier/wider heads even when they are not in spawning mode
Sometimes they hatch out white. White ones usually don't make it to adulthood in the wild. I'm thinking all males but the one on the far end.
They also have a wider mouth and bigger tooth pad and are sometimes blueish in color.
There are also different strains of channel catfish that can have different colors. If those are stocked fish they may be of different strains. For example, most Kansas/Marion strain catfish have the traditional grey/silver/blue look to them but an Auburn strain catfish will have a more golden color to them. We netted one that was in our bluegill pond on the fish farm that was probably the most beautiful channel cat I've ever seen, it was an Auburn that was completely gold. I'm sure his great coloration came from eating hundreds of dollars worth of bluegill:smile2: