is this a blue or channel

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by slikk03, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    is this a blue or channel, in my profile pic
     
  2. mandingo

    mandingo Member

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    Willie,that would be a good lookin channel.what did he weigh?
     

  3. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    dont kn ow but it was big, i got a flat two but it was small, i thought it was a channel but its so blue ,but the head is a channel head
     
  4. CatfishHateMe

    CatfishHateMe New Member

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    im not sure, but it looks like a blue to me, just skinny, hard to tell without seeing the anal fin cuz the two fish can look an awful lot alike sometimes. could be just a really blue channel, or could be a skinny blue. usually blues are a little more fat tho. not for sure, youll have to get some more opinions. nice fish whichever one it is tho.
     
  5. patrickgd

    patrickgd New Member

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    Hard to tell without examining the bottom fin. Heres some pics below that might help.
     

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  6. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    i think its got to big of a head to be a blue
     
  7. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a channel to me..You can also tell by the back..A channels back is straight from dorsel fin to tail but a blue has a curved back..Also channels turn more of a slate blue as they get older..
     
  8. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    I can't be certain, but I think it might be a Channel...
     
  9. RandyH

    RandyH New Member

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    its a channel and a good one nice job
     
  10. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I thinks its a Channel but anyway Its a nice fish you did a good job.
     
  11. rwilley3

    rwilley3 New Member

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    I think you have a mighty good channel there. Congrats
     
  12. omegaman66

    omegaman66 New Member

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    Can't see the anal fin but the head just looks like a channel cat to me.
     
  13. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    as said, you can't see the anal fin. But, looking at the avatar as hard as I can, I don't see a forked tail either. There is only 1 common cat that grows that size without a forked tail. And, they come in different colors. I'd venture to say it was a flathead until I can see a forked tail or the anal fin.
     
  14. kmcalester

    kmcalester New Member

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    Really nice chanel is what I would have to guess.
     
  15. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    well its a flathead on my avatar now i changed it ,i change it alot, ill put it back on now
     
  16. OhioRiverCatfisher

    OhioRiverCatfisher New Member

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    I am confused, what fish are you talking about? The one on the avatar now or is there another?...why would you ask a question about a fish in your avatar then change the pic? :confused2:
     
  17. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    There is no way to say for sure....

    But it looks like a channel, but you can not be sure without looking at the anal fin.

    Sorry!
     
  18. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    The catfish in the profile picture is a channel cat. the head is definently shaped like a channel cat and the more streamline body is characteristic of a channel cat. NICE FISH AND GREAT JOB ON THE CATCH!!! anal fin on a channel cat is curved while the blue cat will have a straight anal fin with 30 or more rays. 24-29 for the channel cat.

    HOPE THIS HELPS!!:big_smile:

    MARK..
     
  19. OhioRiverCatfisher

    OhioRiverCatfisher New Member

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    Dang, I saw a flat now I see a channel. Gonna call the eye doctor in the morning :smile2:
     
  20. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    i swiched it back, what u think that is 15 pounds