What kind of catfish is this?

Discussion in 'LOCAL VIRGINIA TALK' started by Powhatan, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. Powhatan

    Powhatan New Member

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    Hi all.. after comparing this photo to others I am not sure what kind of cat this is...caught in the James River near Dutch gap. 33 pounds 5 oz.

    http://www.shockomedia.com/cat.jpg

    Thanks.
     
  2. CoonX

    CoonX Member

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    Looking at the anal fin, it looks fairly straight even while bent, I'd say a bluecat. But the coloring seems to be off.
    Will
    Could be a melanistic cat. Heavier than normal skin pigment.
     

  3. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Anal fin and mouth indicate a Bluecat, Great catch!!!
     
  4. Powhatan

    Powhatan New Member

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  5. kycatman01

    kycatman01 New Member

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    Man, that is a great fish. Good job!!
     
  6. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    Yep, definately a blue. Most around here are a little different coloration than that, but you'll find a few with a slightly different coloration. Eitherway, awesome fish.

    -Red
     
  7. WHEELMOBILE07

    WHEELMOBILE07 New Member

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    Looks like a big blue to me great catch bro.

    Wheelmobile07
     
  8. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    I'd agree.Either way its a nice catch!!!
     
  9. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Nice fish and picture!
     
  10. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Nice catch and good pictures. It does look like a big blue. Thanks for sharing.:lol: :big_smile:
     
  11. Powhatan

    Powhatan New Member

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    Thanks all... I was halfway hoping it was a big channel...next time I will take better pictures and count the spines on the anal fin...

    Catch some big ones!.. Going this weekend!
     
  12. CarolinaCats

    CarolinaCats New Member

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    Being in the taxidermy business. I have seen a few Blues like this one come through.Colors can differ in each region and along with there normal water conditions.. Still though...you got a nice one!
    Congrats!
     
  13. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    I know what kind it is! That's a biggun!
     
  14. egomaniac247

    egomaniac247 New Member

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    Yea, I've noticed that too....A couple years ago I caught a small 2-3lbs blue catfish out of the upper Mattaponi river (Around Aylett) and it was the prettiest dark blue/gray color I've ever seen on a fish. I wish I'd taken a picture of it. I reckon it was that color because of the clean, clear water it was in.
     
  15. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    All day long thats a blue
     
  16. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    Tried and True Mr you got Yourself a Big Blue!

    Nice catch brother! Beautiful pics as well!