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That's Easy Mac, That there Cat is a Gray and Black Speckled Wally Dogger Cat RIGHT? Now Send Me My Prize. J.D.
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Looks like a caught cat to me. I never was any good at countin the rays. That is the determinin factor for tellin the difference when it comes to blues and channels.
 

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Lance, here is what little I know about doing an ID on a catfish.

White Catfish: slighty forked tail, 22 anal fin rays. Color is not white in this local.

Channel Catfish: 24 to 29 anal fin rays. Young ones have spots on the rear section.

Blue Catfish: 30 to 35 anal fin rays.

Flathead Catfish: mean, ugly and a great fighter. The have a big mouth, are brown, yellow or a mix. You will know one when he bites your bait.
 

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Looks like a female channel who has been on a nest by looks of fin irritation. Female channels keep there spots and have a petite head and light coloring. Male channel cat turn dark and get a big bumpy head. Thats my guess without counting rays.
 
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