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Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by shadguts, Nov 30, 2007.
How can you tell a male from a female bluecat?
If they are yell'n at ya when you pull them out of the water they could be a female.:smile2:
I copied this from a site i found.
how to tell the difference between male bluecat and female bluecat and it's easy to tell. Some look at these characteristics as a different species calling them Mississippi Whites and there is no such thing. When trying to identify the differences in male and females they have very distinct differences and I'll show you how to tell the difference between the two. I've taken enough of these fish apart to know the difference at a glance as to whether they're male or female so I'll try to describe the differences to you.
First off the males once they get up to about ten pounds will have a distinct humped back or shoulders is what some people call them and they also have a rounded head or more muscular head than the females. The Female Bluecat is more of a streamlined fish with straight gill plates and not muscular looking at all. It doesn't matter how big a female gets either. They'll never get the humps on their backs between the dorsal fin and the head on both sides like the males have. Here is a classic looking male bluecat with the bulges in front of the dorsal on both sides.
Turn the fish over and its wrote on the bottom.
If you catch 'em on jerky or pork rinds they are probably male.
thats true they have one hole or two
Thats what I was told.....females have 2 holes, down under and males have 1.oooh:
For you guys using the one or two hole theory I'm betting all you catch is females. Seeing how all catfish have two holes. :roll_eyes:
maybe i dont know what i'm talking about here, but i feel we should all catch and release. i think doodling or looking at the holes the fish has might be going a little far.
:angry:bs and you know it when you clean fish to eat some fish have one or two the ones that have all the eggs are female.i got guppies in my tank with di(#s is that :roll_eyes: bs too!
Why wouldnt you just ask them...
Hey slick why don't you do a little research on a topic before you go giving people false information. Catfish are not the same as guppies by no means when it comes to sexing them. Do a search on commercial catfish farming and you might just find the answer to the question. Both males and females have two holes. The hole towards the head is the anus. The hole towards the tail is the genitalia. The males may be raised very slightly and rounded. While the females will be flat and oval. Also holding the fish on it's back and arching the belly up take a small probe and run across the second hole. If it catches the fish is a female. The second hole on a female is split into two sections. One for eggs and one for bodily functions.
If they are holding a remote control and/or a beer then its a male!:big_smile:
alright slick will look at every catfish he catches next year sence he doesent feel like searching the web. sorry about post i was peed off that night and a little tipsy:embarassed: i still think ive seen what ive seen:tounge_out: but will research
I beleive that Dylans reason is right. Although it may not be the only one that is right.. I know that male channels have large humps or muscles on top of there head. I do catch and release. The males guard the eggs and fry during the spawn and it is important to put them back in the same place they were caught from to help insure a few more cats make it.
Nice work Dylan!!. I could never tell the difference between the two except when I decided to harvest one are there are eggs present.
There is no way to tell a male from a female.
There are some good "guesstimations", but no accurate way.
It don't matter if it's male or female if it's eatin size I'm gonna fillet it and deep fry it. I never noticed a taste difference?