Ok, there is alot of debate so I'm curious as to what you guys think. So are there really white catfish or are they just Blue/Channel hybids? I have talked to guys on the loz and truman that swear up and down that it is a seperate species of fish all together and they have caught them up t 40lbs. From a biological perspective, White cats are only found on the east coast but some have been stocked here but are small and supposedly don't get very big. Anyways, I would love to know if there really are big White cats or if they are maybe just pale colored Blues. Here is an article from the MDC talking about them. Missouri also has white catfish (Ameiurus catus). An introduced species, this fish is shaped like Missouri bullheads, but it is bluish gray. The fish is native to the Atlantic coast from New York to Florida, but has been stocked elsewhere across the country, including Missouri. White catfish are rare in the state, but one caught in Truman Reservoir in 1991 weighed over 7 pounds, about the maximum size for this species.