Highfin blue catfish or blue catfish

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by bluesbrother, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. bluesbrother

    bluesbrother New Member

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    my stepdad says there 2 diffrent types of blues any one heard this?
     
  2. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Nope, only one type of Blue Cat, I've seen people call Channel Cats, Blue Cats a lot though.
     

  3. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    One kind, Arkansas blue catfish, Ictalurus furcatus .
     
  4. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    well said. He may be refering to a white cat are even a large mature channel cat as the other.
     
  5. truckin4x4

    truckin4x4 New Member

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    Buddy Theres Only On Kind Of Blue Cat That I Have Herd Of
     
  6. loki1982

    loki1982 New Member

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    My uncle claims there a high fin blue cat as well. I personally believe they are just another blue, but a tiny bit difference shaped. As with all species from time to time, they looks alittle different than there standard color/shape. Ive also heard an old timer around the bank telling me he had been catching highfin blues all day.
     
  7. bhunt

    bhunt New Member

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    Only one kind I know of.
     
  8. charliep

    charliep New Member

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    As far as I know there is only one blue catfish. Here in East Texas they are referred to as "high fin" blues. And I am not sure why.
    charliep
     
  9. Wildchilde01

    Wildchilde01 New Member

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    every blue I have ever seen called a high fin had two things in common with each other.

    1) they where caught in brackish water (Oyster bayou and Spindletop bayou in this case both in east texas)

    2) they where a darker blue, of course not much is known about color genetics in any species of animal. hell just look at flatheads.
     
  10. Cattoo

    Cattoo New Member

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    the high fin blue may just be an immature bluecat. i have noticed the smaller ones do seem to have a rather"high"dorsal fin. i think it is an optical illusion, the slant from the head to the dorsal looks very steep but i think as they grow, their head and muscles grow and fill this in. just my 2 cents.
     
  11. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    Only one kind of blue cat. There may be some minor regional differences, but its all the same fish.
     
  12. loki1982

    loki1982 New Member

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    Personally I think its just regional difference in names. Such as alot of southern states call flathead "yellow cats", some places call them shovelheads. I know alot of people in my area call bullhead: Mudcats, pollywogs. Some saltwater fish are like this as well, Mahi mahi,dorado, dolphin are all the same fish.
     
  13. canadytoo

    canadytoo New Member

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    Only one type of Blue, same fish just different names. My uncle (an old timer :smile2:) does this all the time.
     
  14. uptoolate

    uptoolate New Member

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    The only catfish I picture here is a salt-water gafftop.