Channel Catfish mouth width vs length determines gender - Do you agree?

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by Buff Place, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Buff Place

    Buff Place Member

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    Agree or disagree?
    CC mouth width 10% body length = female.
    CC mouth width 15% body length = male.
     
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  2. bradb

    bradb New Member

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    its easier than that, no need to get math involved. Males are darker, with wider heads and shoulders. Females are slate gray, and more streamlined. also, you can tell by the appearance of the external genitalia.
     

  3. M Pain

    M Pain New Member

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  4. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    It seems to be contrary to nature, but the males have bigger mouths than the women of the species, in my encounters with them. :smile-big: lol
     
  5. StacyR

    StacyR New Member

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    I wouldn't go by color. There's a lot of variation in skin tone depending on location and water conditions. I have yet to catch a channel cat out here that wasn't dark brown.
     
  6. M Pain

    M Pain New Member

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    AGREED!!!! - LOL :highfive: