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Interesting color #14054013 07/06/21 08:10 PM
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I caught this small cat on Lake Palestine - has an odd greenish blue color near the gill plate/head.

I originally called this a blue cat but I was told its a channel.

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Re: Interesting color [Re: Wildone] #14054022 07/06/21 08:25 PM
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Tiny Blues are often a shiny iridescent color like that.


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Re: Interesting color [Re: Wildone] #14054053 07/06/21 09:06 PM
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You were right in calling it a Blue. Threadfin and smaller Gizzard Shad have that same type of sheen to them in the water. Almost gives off a Chartreuse type glare. That's why pearl/white with chartreuse is such an effective color for predatory fish, I've been told, by people smarter than me.

Re: Interesting color [Re: Wildone] #14054150 07/06/21 10:45 PM
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It is a blue. The channels are more gray and mostly have a few spots.

Re: Interesting color [Re: Wildone] #14054376 07/07/21 02:54 AM
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It is a blue. The best way to determine for sure is to count the anal rays on the bottom fin. A blue has 30 or more anal rays while a channel catfish has 29 or less.

Re: Interesting color [Re: Wildone] #14054483 07/07/21 11:59 AM
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Another way to tell is a channel cat that size would normally be covered with spots... They go away as the age but judging from the size, that is a juvenile and were it a channel it would be spotted...


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Re: Interesting color [Re: Wildone] #14055232 07/07/21 09:44 PM
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Interesting


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