Help With Identification

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by brian73, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. brian73

    brian73 New Member

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    I caught this little guy earlier today. I can't tell if it's a Bullhead or a Channel cat. What do you guys and gals think? Thanks in advance for any help.

    Brian
     

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  2. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    Looks like a bullhead, but need to see the tail and more of his head.

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  3. catwhisper

    catwhisper New Member

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    in southwest ga we call them speckled cats. i dont know what the real name is.
     
  4. joer

    joer New Member

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    As far as I know Bullhead catfish have a rounded tail fin and Channels have a forked tail fin. Good luck.
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Brian Welcome to the BOC, from So. Illinois.:0a25::0a25::0a22:
     
  6. brian73

    brian73 New Member

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    Thanks to everyone for your help. My pictures don't show the tail and I let him go. I'm leaning towards Bullhead. I've never seen one that was not the normal olive color. Maybe I'll catch another one tomorrow. Thanks again.

    Brian
     
  7. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    The lower jaw screams bullhead to me.
     
  8. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    If its legal there he would be good flathead bait.
     
  9. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC!
     
  10. festus

    festus New Member

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    I think it's a flat bullhead from seeing the anal fin. It's definitely not a yellow bullhead, black bullhead or snail bullhead. The other two possibilities are spotted bullhead or brown bullhead. But a spotted bullhead has an accent around the anal fin, and the brown bullhead has spots at the top of the anal fin. I can't really see enough to verify this.
     
  11. Catfishboy1995

    Catfishboy1995 New Member

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    that would be a brown bullhead of a speckled cat...Welcome to the BOC Brother..Theres a lot of great people willing to help with any thing...and i mean ANYTHING!!!!!!
     
  12. Catfish Pursuit

    Catfish Pursuit New Member

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    Looks like a bullhead, a flathead should have a flatter, wider head with eyes on top. Chris
     
  13. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    Welcome aboard Brian!:0a25:.
     
  14. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    that would be a bullhead ...Welcome to the BOC
     
  15. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    It ain't a channel. Welcome to the BOC!
     
  16. fmb

    fmb New Member

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    go for bullhead....the mouth is a dead give away....
     
  17. Poppa

    Poppa New Member

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    I say bullhead. Welcome to the BOC.
     
  18. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    :0a25::0a25::0a25:to the BOC Brian.in middle ga. we call them speckled cats,its a type of bull head.they can really take over a small pond right quick.if you have a pond full of them,you got plenty of flathead bait.
     
  19. Fl.catman

    Fl.catman New Member

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    BINGO!!! Festus that is a Spotted Bullhead.
     
  20. Fl.catman

    Fl.catman New Member

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    Hey guy's they get larger then most bullheads and if cought from clean flowing water they are damn good eatting.