identify this catfish?

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by mactheaxe, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. mactheaxe

    mactheaxe New Member

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  2. fishinfreak19D

    fishinfreak19D New Member

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    thats a big channel, the lumpy head and rounded anal fin are a dead giveaway,,, its a darn good channel at that
     

  3. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely a channel cat..Yep the rounded anal fin is a dead giveaway..
     
  4. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    Nice channel, what did it weigh?
     
  5. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Male channel cat, they have swollen heads this time of year.
     
  6. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    Nice Channel ..Channel's are like skittel's candy lol they come in alot of differnt color's:smile2:
     
  7. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    Nice male Channel !:eek:oooh:
     
  8. Little Mac

    Little Mac Active Member

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    Very nice channel cat. Dont see many that size. Definantly a male, seen plenty smaller ones with that big lumpy head on em.
     
  9. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Thats a channelcat! Nice one!:cool2:
     
  10. mactheaxe

    mactheaxe New Member

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    well it was 33 inches long at 17 to 18 lbs. id say 17. and last time i caught a 5lb cat and found a broken hook and half a rubber worm in its stomach. soo, when i cleaned this one i was anxious to see what id find. nothin, stomach was completely empty which was odd to me because ive never found an empty one.
     
  11. boombalaty

    boombalaty New Member

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    Very nice channel! Congrats!
     
  12. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Thats one heck of a nice male channel:wink:
     
  13. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    Thats cause he was spawning..They eat little to nothing during the spawn..He was probably just coming off the bed..
     
  14. indycatman

    indycatman New Member

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    :cool2::cool2::cool2: it is a male channel by the head and dorsal fin
     
  15. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Certainly a channel cat. I have caught several looked just like it.
     
  16. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    yea thats a channel,you know a blue wen you see one after you caght them, but their are hybrids,i think ,i might have a hybrid blue in one of my photo albums,
     
  17. mactheaxe

    mactheaxe New Member

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    youre right. after thinking abut it and talking to my father, he said the same thing. i told him the color and he said that kind is called a tabby cat. is it usual to find the males that big? from what i hear from the locals there are cats twice that size in there.
     
  18. GwillE

    GwillE New Member

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  19. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    channel for sure, and a nice one:wink:
     
  20. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    Nice channel. Congrats on a nice catch