What is it?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Catmaster, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. Catmaster

    Catmaster New Member

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    I have done a little research and have found a different way of telling what kind of catfish you have caught. It is based on the number of rays on the cats anal fin. Here it is:

    Channel: Between 24-29 and an rounded edge

    Blue Catfish: 30 or more rays and a straighter edge
    than the channel

    Flathead Catfish: Has a predominant lower lip and
    a deep tooth pad (could not find info
    on anal fin.)

    White Catfish: Between 19 and 23 rays and a rounded
    edge

    Predominantly smaller cats:

    Black Bull Head: Between 17 and 21 rays

    Yellow Bull Head: Between 24 and 27 rays

    Brown Bull Head: Between 21 and 24 rays



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  2. TIM HAGAN

    TIM HAGAN New Member

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    flatheads have 14 to 17 short anal fin rays
     

  3. cat daddy 791

    cat daddy 791 New Member

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    Blue Cats Also Have A Hump Just Behind Their Head With A Straight Anal Fin . Channel Cats Have A Rounded Anal Fin.