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Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by bluesbrother, Aug 20, 2006.
my stepdad says there 2 diffrent types of blues any one heard this?
Nope, only one type of Blue Cat, I've seen people call Channel Cats, Blue Cats a lot though.
One kind, Arkansas blue catfish, Ictalurus furcatus .
well said. He may be refering to a white cat are even a large mature channel cat as the other.
Buddy Theres Only On Kind Of Blue Cat That I Have Herd Of
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.
Only one kind I know of.
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.
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.
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.
Only one kind of blue cat. There may be some minor regional differences, but its all the same fish.
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.
Only one type of Blue, same fish just different names. My uncle (an old timer :smile2 does this all the time.
The only catfish I picture here is a salt-water gafftop.