I'm so sick of people telling me that they caught blues in downtown des moines. I've told them till I turned blue :sad2:and the jokes of catfisherman still won't believe that they're only found in the missouri and mississippi. I've gone so far as to printing off of the DNR where it says when they were introduced and that there's hasn't been any recorded for over 15 years in the interior rivers of iowa. We need to educate the dumb a#ses to the difference between a true BLUE cat and the BLUE color phase male channel catfish. I try to tell the to count the spines because that's the easiest way to tell the difference besides the head or the actual BLUE color is different. this isn't really a helpful post I just had to do some venting because I was about to explod:angry:!!!! Maybe I'll print of pictures of both and how to tell them a part and tape them on every bridge and fishing spot I drive by. Tell me what you guys think, I'm not even originally from here and I know this why don't these seasoned iowa catfisherman know this?