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Blue or huge channel? #13596388 06/16/20 05:41 AM
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I caught my PB catfish (24.8 lbs) the other day and I’m torn on if it’s a blue or a big channel. The lake I caught it in isn’t known for having too many blues.

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Re: Blue or huge channel? [Re: mreed] #13596389 06/16/20 05:59 AM
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Re: Blue or huge channel? [Re: mreed] #13596409 06/16/20 10:26 AM
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Blue.

Nice catch amigo!!


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Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.
Re: Blue or huge channel? [Re: mreed] #13596444 06/16/20 11:22 AM
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Humpback blue! thumb

Also you can tell by examining the anal fin......On the anal fin of the blue cat if you stretch out the fin you will notice that the fin appears more straight and the number of rays are between 30 and 36 if you count them.
On the Channel the anal fin appears more rounded and the rays are under 30.
Coloration is another as the channel has more of a brownish tone and younger channels have spots while the larger channels the spots disappear in most larger fish.

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Re: Blue or huge channel? [Re: mreed] #13596869 06/16/20 04:18 PM
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100% blue


PB flathead 34.5 lbs - I know it's small but it was still the record for Lake Travis when I caught it!
PB Blue 58.5 lbs jugline 43.5 lbs on R&R which was the other Lake Travis record when caught.
Re: Blue or huge channel? [Re: mreed] #13596903 06/16/20 04:57 PM
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Thanks guys I was fairly sure it was a blue but I’ve only heard stories here and there about blues in the lake I was on and I know larger channels lose their spots and can some times pickup a more grayish color so I thought I’d ask for some clarification


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Re: Blue or huge channel? [Re: mreed] #13598057 06/17/20 01:43 PM
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People start those stories that there are no blues in a certain lake, and then people are shocked when someone reports catching them.
They grow to mammoth size in some lakes and are fun to catch!


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Nice fish.Congratulations on the PB. thumb


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