What is it? Blue Catfish or Channel Catfish!

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by TOPS, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Can you tell what it is Blue or channel?
     

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  2. BAMAJUGGER

    BAMAJUGGER New Member

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  3. Pip

    Pip New Member

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    the anal fin should be the tell tale. 29 or less ribs will be a Channel. 30 or more will be a Blue.
     
  4. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Looks like a male channelcat to me
     
  5. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    I'm going with load on this.
     
  6. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    Tough call on this one! By the looks of the anal fin, it has a straight apperance. Long too! Could be a Blue Cat. Count the rays on the anal fin. 30 or more. Blue Cat-29 or less Channel Cat. Could be a male channel cat too. Like 223Reload said. The males tend to be darker, especially during the spawn. I've caught some channels that look identical to this one posted in the picture.. The head looks to be that of a channel cat too. More slender head.

    Saying male Channel Cat!!
     
  7. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    I agree, tough call. The anal fin looks like a blue. Need to count em:wink:
     
  8. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    its a blue channel
     
  9. 1mickymoo

    1mickymoo New Member

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    I'd say channel, not only are the anal fins longer, they apear straighter too, that one looks roundish.....
     
  10. cat stalker

    cat stalker New Member

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    looks like a male channel to me, catch tons of them that size every year.
    Nice fish:wink:
     
  11. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    male channel all the way...
     
  12. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    someone playing with the photo shop putting the head of a sturgen on the body of a blue cat. :crazy: do i win :wink::cool2:
     
  13. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    Could someone please deleat all but my first post on this thread :embarassed: my computer is having some major issues:embarassed: SORRY!
     
  14. tnvol

    tnvol New Member

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    Same thing happened to me this morning. I'm glad I'm not the only one! lol
     
  15. Cattn-Jeep

    Cattn-Jeep New Member

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    looks iffy...maybe it`s a hybrid?
     
  16. efrith

    efrith New Member

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    Auburn University has crossed the blue cat and the channel cat and come up with a hybrid (blue-channel catfish) for stocking in state lakes.
    It grows large like a blue cat and can tolerate lower dissolved oxygen like a channel cat.
    Maybe its one of them but if I had to guess I'd say its a male channel.
     
  17. Kansas Tree Rat

    Kansas Tree Rat New Member

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  18. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    Looks like a channel cat to me...and a dandy.
     
  19. payton350

    payton350 New Member

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    nice channel i'd say.
     
  20. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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