What kind of catfish are these?

Discussion in 'VIRGINIA RIVERS TALK' started by Spongiform, May 9, 2006.

  1. Spongiform

    Spongiform New Member

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  2. mspratt

    mspratt New Member

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    looks like a cannel cat to me:eek:oooh:
     

  3. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    Nice cats. If they have spots they are channels if not they are small blues probably.
    cat:0a23: ch ya later
     
  4. Spongiform

    Spongiform New Member

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    Thanks for the info. I remember having great times as a kid fishing with the folks. I think I'll make it a regular activity - especially with the potomac within walking distance now!

    ~
    Brian
     
  5. prince

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  6. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Channel cat. That has enough age to not have spots.
    Pete
     
  7. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    As the others have said, those are channel cats. Nice ones too! :big_smile:
     
  8. arync

    arync New Member

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    Spongiform, where did you catch these fish in Sterling on the Potomac? I live in Ashburn and I've been looking for a place to catch nice catfish in the area?
     
  9. Spongiform

    Spongiform New Member

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    I was camping on the island in the middle of the river about 2 miles upstream from the Algonkian boat ramp.

    I've had alot of trouble finding a good spot to catfish thats convenient to access without a boat.

    Recently I found a small park with a 1.3 mile Trail in Countryside that goes right down to the river. The park closes at dark, so you'll have to find a parking space a bit away from it and find a spot a bit upstream or downstream from it. There's a medium sized feeder creek that comes out about 25 yards downstream from the park.

    The park is located off of Algonkian Parkway in Countryside, right across from Westmoreland Dr.
    (Map)

    There's alot of crap out in the water out there. Lots of trees and logs and whatnot. I lost alot of hooks to snags that way. I finally ended up using jighead hook/weights mostly because they didn't snag on much at all.

    I've been down that way 3 times now and each time the catfish were biting nonstop all night. The first night, I had just cast, set the pole down on the holder and went to get my girlfriend's pole ready to cast and within 30 seconds the first pole was yanked out and dragged almost all the way into the water before I could grab it :lol:


    Hope that helps.
     
  10. Doyle

    Doyle New Member

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    Brian, from there tail, I would say they are channel cats. glad you had fun.

    Oh how did you post that big a picture?
     
  11. Spongiform

    Spongiform New Member

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    I use www.imageshack.us for pictures. It's free and easy.

    Just get the pictures onto your computer then upload them to imageshack and copy and paste the link onto your forum post.
     
  12. rebcatman

    rebcatman New Member

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    Spongiform,

    Way to catch the channels. And, thanks for the tip on the spot you caught them from. Did you camp overnight on the Island? And, since you mention, you did not have a boat, I guess the water is low enough to wade over to the Island?
     
  13. Spongiform

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    It's a bit too deep to wade in some spots. We used a small inflatable raft. Put the girlfriend and the gear in it, and I swam/waded across with myself tied to the boat (with a lifejacket). Forged out a little comfy campsite and stayed the night. We're planning a 3 day trip in a week or two depending on weather and such.

    It was fairly deep on the banks - deeper then I could reach with a life jacket on, but pretty shallow in the middle part. I could wade through some of it.

    Here's a pic of me taking a load of gear across -> Here <-

    We're planning on getting a bigger boat later this month. Looking at a Coleman Colosuss. 4 person boat with 840 lbs capacity. I figure it'll be just right for 2 people + camping gear. But still small enough to carry around when deflated. Best price I could find was $85 from amazon.com including shipping. (Link)
     
  14. BIGCAT DADDY 71

    BIGCAT DADDY 71 New Member

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    nice channel cats bro, had to be fun reeling them in.
     
  15. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    :lol: THEY ARE CHANNEL CATS. GREAT CATCH. AND WELCOME TO THE B.O.C. YOUR GONNA ENJOY IT .
     
  16. rebcatman

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    Spongiform,

    Thanks for the information.
     
  17. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    I agree, nice channels.
     
  18. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    Looks like a channel cat to me.
     
  19. bigtimingcats69

    bigtimingcats69 New Member

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    yeh u have some nice channels there. Nice catch
     
  20. Ripper

    Ripper New Member

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    Yep,channels for sure