Please help me identify this catfish. I'm inexperienced.

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by BillyB9879, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. BillyB9879

    BillyB9879 New Member

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    I am reletively new to the whole big catfish sport. My pics may not be the best to be able to determine the species, any info is greatly appreciated. I caught it using a 6 inch bluegill on a trot line. It weighed 12 pounds. The small cat in the pics is a channel cat, i do believe..it had spots on its side.
     

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  2. allflats

    allflats Member

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    Looks like a bluecat to me.
     

  3. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    Keith
    channelcat where was it caught blues is very limited in ohio like ohio river
     
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  4. kyelkhunter3006

    kyelkhunter3006 New Member

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    Naw, to me it looks like a channel cat. Big head and the anal fin is too rounded to be a blue. If you still have it, count the rays in the anal fin. 24-29 rays it's a channel, 30 or more, it's a blue.
     
  5. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    That looks like a big ole channel cat..The anal fin is curved and not straight..
     
  6. indycatman

    indycatman New Member

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    the bigger fish is a ole grey channel
     
  7. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    John
    That be a Big Ol Channel Cat,Yum,Yum.:wink: Congrat's J.D.
     
  8. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    Both fish are channel cats .
     
  9. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    nice channel :wink:
     
  10. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Thats a really nice channelcat....congrats!:big_smile:
     
  11. BillyB9879

    BillyB9879 New Member

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    It was caught in a 20 to 30+ acre, 60+ year old gravel corry lake...I'd say one third of the lake is 60 to 70 feet deep.....very clear water, steep drop offs close to shore....The lake is near akron ohio. Thankyou
     
  12. bedbug jr

    bedbug jr New Member

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    Pass the cornmeal and fried taters and onions, we're having channel cat tonite:smile2::smile2: Stay safe and keep sticking 'em!!!:wink:
     
  13. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Gotta go with the flow,Big ole channel cat.:wink: