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Hi all -- Hoping someone can help us identify these catfish. A family we know just got a new place in California with an awesome stocked pond. Can anyone tell what kind of catfish these are?
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Something about the head shape and whiskers has me leaning toward some kind of bullhead, but not really a clear enough view. Should be fun on light tackle either way.
 

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the first pic look like hungry catfish
 
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I’d say a really dark channel. I caught channels that were so dark they looked black. I was fishing into a damn on the Upper Potomac River. I wasn’t really sure what I was looking at either. Now sometimes in the wild hybridization does occur. So that’s always a possibility too.
 

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I would say channels. I have caught a lot of bullheads and that one would be an awful big bullhead! I could be wrong but I don't believe bullheads get that big usually. Maybe state or world records.
 

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channel cats for sure, bullheads tails look almost square like a flatheads. They would also be state records if they were bullheads, lol.
 
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