What kind of catfish do you think is the best overall?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Gone fishin 4 kittys, Jan 26, 2006.

What kind of Catfish do you think is the best overall

  1. Channel Catfish

  2. Flathead Catfish

  3. Blue Catfish

  4. Bullhead Catfish

  5. White Catfish

  6. Wells Catfish

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  1. Gone fishin 4 kittys

    Gone fishin 4 kittys New Member

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    What do all of you guys think the best overall kind of catfish is. Judging on everything taste,fight,size,fighting,how hard to catch....ETC


    For me I'm going with flatheads
     
  2. BigCatSteve

    BigCatSteve New Member

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    nothin is better than the fight from a flathead after it has sang your baitrunner. Also because you have a smaller window to catch them and to know where to fish for them
     

  3. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Personally I'm a fan of Blue Cats. But I have never caught a flathead before. So I guess my opinion dosent count much right now.:)
     
  4. whampas_cat

    whampas_cat New Member

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    Nothing beats a huge flathead coming up head first.
     
  5. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    channel,course im in northern ohio.flathead is what im lookin forward to,tho
     
  6. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    even though i dont fish for them, and rarely ever catch one, my vote goes to the Blue cat! they are the largest of the cats, fight the hardest (barely beat out flats), just about as easy to catch as channels, always hungry, and i think have by far the best eating meat!
     
  7. Itch2Scratch

    Itch2Scratch New Member

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    Have to be Blue Cat for me. At least I have a better chance of catching something big year round.;)
     
  8. beaneye46

    beaneye46 New Member

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    ive got to say flathead any day. theyre more elusive plus they taste the best. ive never caught a huge blue though. and channels put up a good fight if you catch a big one which doesnt happen very often for me. my biggest was a 17+#.
     
  9. Dano

    Dano New Member

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    I like eater size channels, up to 10lbs cause thats what I catch the most of . I like the taste.
     
  10. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    I like the blue. we have plenty here on the Arkansas river.
     
  11. pendog66

    pendog66 New Member

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    i like catching flathead because of their pure strength while you are trying to reel them in, sometimes the hardest thing is to get a big flathead off the bottom of a river or lake
     
  12. Rainman4u2

    Rainman4u2 Guest

    All I have ever caught personaly is Channels, so I guess they would be first. For eating purposes, I'd have to go with flatheads.

    Ray
     
  13. shania

    shania New Member

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    Right now - I would have to go with "Channels over 10 lbs"! :0a23:

    Only because I hadn't got to dance with a "Flathead or Blue" :sad:

    Bert:cool:
    (Shaina)
     
  14. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Never caught a bluecat, so I voted flatheads over channels, for there size, and they a harder to catch, for me anyway.
     
  15. Cataholic

    Cataholic Guest

    I am fortunate enough to have caught Catfishes all over the continental U.S. and my favorite by far has to be the Blue for many reasons...


    #3 As an opportunistic feeder they will take many different offerings, live, dead or stinking.

    #2 99% of the time they wont peck,peck,peck at your baits. It's like catching a fast train, by hand!

    #1 The snow white fillets are a mouth watering treat.
     
  16. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    I'm going with the mighty Flathead. I've never had the opportunity to catch a Blue so I have to go with the most badass fish I've ever caught which is the Flattie!
     
  17. the_nis

    the_nis Member

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    Flatheads all the way! No doubt the strongest fish I've ever caught!
     
  18. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    The Ol Tabby gets my vote due to the tricky bite they can have at times.........alot of times by the way!!

    "Join in the pursuit"
    <><Baitkiller><>
     
  19. shania

    shania New Member

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    For size & power you have to go with a Flathead or a Blue,

    but now that I think about it (& I may be wrong but :confused:) - I can't think of a lake or river that doesn't have a Channel in it.
    (Think about it :rolleyes: )

    So if you want to get kids into Catfishing, that will be the way to go. :006:
    :0a23:

    Take it easy fellows,
    Bert:cool:
    (Shaina)
     
  20. truck

    truck New Member

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    Bluecat for me,get one that is mad add a little current it don't get any better.As for eating- none-I don't eat cats:)