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#12240495 - 05/10/17 10:22 PM Channel Cat?
Capt'n Seabass Offline
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Registered: 11/28/16
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Loc: Dallas, TX
G'day fellas,

Caught this cat at the Trinity River. I was thinking it was a channel cat but some bloke told me it was a blue since channels don't get that big. I know they grow bigger than this but I just wanted to double check.
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#12240644 - 05/11/17 05:41 AM Re: Channel Cat? [Re: Capt'n Seabass]
Drawout Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 3251
Loc: Paris Texas
That looks to be a blue to me.

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#12240676 - 05/11/17 06:34 AM Re: Channel Cat? [Re: Capt'n Seabass]
Catfanman Offline
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Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 181
Blue catfish

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#12240720 - 05/11/17 07:07 AM Re: Channel Cat? [Re: Capt'n Seabass]
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Looks like a Blue to me.
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#12240791 - 05/11/17 07:56 AM Re: Channel Cat? [Re: Capt'n Seabass]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1664
Loc: Euless
Long straight anal fin tells me it's a blue. Channels will have a shorter slightly rounded anal fin.
Color isn't always the defining factor as I have seen male channels during the spawn that were bluish and almost black. Generally channels will be more greenish yellow with or without spots on the sides.
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#12241107 - 05/11/17 10:32 AM Re: Channel Cat? [Re: Capt'n Seabass]
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Registered: 06/15/16
Posts: 3344
Loc: Beerkegistan
Blue , a very nice looking one too !

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#12241581 - 05/11/17 03:32 PM Re: Channel Cat? [Re: Capt'n Seabass]
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Blue Cat and a nice one at that! cheers
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#12241697 - 05/11/17 04:58 PM Re: Channel Cat? [Re: Capt'n Seabass]
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Registered: 11/18/09
Posts: 28610
Loc: Denton County
Blue for sure and a dandy!
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#12244887 - 05/14/17 09:22 AM Re: Channel Cat? [Re: Capt'n Seabass]
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Registered: 02/06/07
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Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice fish.

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#12244906 - 05/14/17 09:38 AM Re: Channel Cat? [Re: Capt'n Seabass]
Catfish Lynn Offline
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Registered: 06/03/10
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Loc: Bryan, Texas
Channel Catfish
A Body with dark spots (spots may be absent in large adults)
B Outer margin of anal fin rounded, and anal fin with 24 to 29 rays

Blue Catfish
A Body without dark spots
B Outer margin of anal fin straight, and anal fin with 30 to 36 rays

It is a Blue. I have caught Channels that were a grayish, almost Blue color, mostly in Lakes & tanks / ponds. Small Channels in the river are usually olive with spots.

Also, remember that there are hybrids. I have caught a few Channels that even though their body said "Channel", there head sure did resemble (almost mimic) a Yellow (flat shovel type head).

I believe the largest Channel in Texas was a 36# out of Pedernales River a long time ago. I would have to check back on that though.
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#12244922 - 05/14/17 09:53 AM Re: Channel Cat? [Re: Capt'n Seabass]
Juggnblues Offline
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Registered: 06/14/12
Posts: 148
Loc: Keller
Nice Blue good job!

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#12245307 - 05/14/17 04:18 PM Re: Channel Cat? [Re: Capt'n Seabass]
JEFF BAGWELL Offline
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Registered: 06/25/06
Posts: 324
Loc: WHITEWRIGHT
Give it the hot oil test!!!

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#12245646 - 05/14/17 09:16 PM Re: Channel Cat? [Re: Capt'n Seabass]
mjmetro0719 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/02
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Loc: saginaw,tx
That's a blue and a real good one!
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#12245659 - 05/14/17 09:26 PM Re: Channel Cat? [Re: Timmychanga]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 1056
Loc: La vernia tx
Originally Posted By: Timmychanga
Looks like a Blue to me.




+1 .... Where you find this picture at..i want one of these
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#12245749 - 05/14/17 10:29 PM Re: Channel Cat? [Re: Capt'n Seabass]
Nickbyrd Online   happy
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Registered: 06/15/16
Posts: 3344
Loc: Beerkegistan
I beileve mr changa drew it himself saw it in another post I thought it was very cool myself kudos mr changa and ps I want one two it would be awesome to have this on a canvas . Nice work !

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