What kind of catfish is this?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Chrisingeorgia, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. Chrisingeorgia

    Chrisingeorgia New Member

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  2. Eithne

    Eithne New Member

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  3. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    i would guess it to be a channel cat brother.
     
  4. Chrisingeorgia

    Chrisingeorgia New Member

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  5. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    looks to be a small blue but i'm no expert.
     
  6. Chrisingeorgia

    Chrisingeorgia New Member

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    I'm no expert either. I'm almost ashamed for asking someone else to ID my fish for me. I didn't even know there was more than one species of freshwater cat until few years ago thanks to this place.
     
  7. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Chris, it is a male channel. Channels loose their spots with age. When they are in the spawning mode the males heads swell up like that. Whether it is for fighting, attracting a female or moving rocks, your guess is as good as mine. lol
     
  8. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    i said channel because of the rounded looking anal fin, color can very.
     
  9. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    cris as the channel cats get older and bigger they lose that silver color and go more to the yellowish green you see on the fish in your pic.it is a channel cat.
     
  10. Chrisingeorgia

    Chrisingeorgia New Member

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    At least my buddy's guess was as wrong as mine. I don't have to pay up now. :lol:
     
  11. tofish

    tofish New Member

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    i was gonna guess channel also. didn't know about males changing colors and head swelling (guess all us males get swelled heads once in awhile.) but anal and tail fin did look like channel. hard to tell from a back shot though.
    gary
     
  12. CATFISHPAT

    CATFISHPAT New Member

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    Hey Bro that is a Channel Catfish 100% .............:spiderman:
     
  13. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Thats a channel cat, Chris.
     
  14. crmule

    crmule New Member

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    Just to be sure ,clean the fish real good and freese ,then pack him in dry ice and UPS him to me and I will gladly do a taste test .That is free of charge and garinteed to satisfiy my hunger for cat fish
    have fun and feel free to ask for my help anytime
    be well mule
     
  15. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    looks like a channel, nice fish though
     
  16. Ictalurus Punctatus

    Ictalurus Punctatus New Member

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    Definitely *Not* a white catfish. Looks like a channel to me.

    Jon
     
  17. Chrisingeorgia

    Chrisingeorgia New Member

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    Yeah, I've never seen a channel before with such a wide head and mouth so it had me thinking it must be something else. Had no idea the males and females were so different. I learn something new everyday.
     
  18. bodi

    bodi New Member

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    your unidentified cat fish is a male channel
     
  19. large1

    large1 New Member

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    definately a male channel set to spawn
     
  20. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    My guess would be a channel. If it is a white cat, thats one hell of fish, they rarely get that big.