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How do you tell a Blue Catfish and a Channel Catfish apart? I am curious of how other Fisherman do so.

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  • How do you tell a Blue Catfish and a Channel Catfish apart? I am curious of how other Fisherman do so.

    How do you tell a Blue Catfish and a Channel Catfish apart? I am curious of how other Fisherman do so.

  • #2
    Blue catfish have a more pointed tail, while channel cats have a more rounded one. Hope this helps.

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    • #3
      Channel cats have a forked tail and blues have a straight edged tail.

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      • #4
        I agree with Skeeb on the tails. Channels are generally brown with darker specks on them. Not always though, especially when they are bigger. Blues range in color of slate grey to very light greyish blue in winter where i live. Google fish identification and it will do a better job than us, probably, Im a pretty fart smeller! hehe

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        • #5
          Channel cats are more tan with spots, also when you clean them the meat is more yellow looking. If you catch alot it becomes pretty easy to tell them apart.

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          • #6
            What now you get voted down on this website for correcting someone! What is this world coming to LOL

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            • #7
              Google "catfish", you'll see.

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              • #8
                Who ever voted me down was pretty chicken S%^*. At least tell me why if you have the guts?

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                • #9
                  Dont know who votes anyone down, if I disagree with you I just wont click good comment. No need to dog someone.

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                  • #10
                    Channel cats are usually much lighter in color and have dark brown or nearly black spots on their sides. The blue catfish is much fatter when it gets larger and has a round face structure. The channel cats tend to be slimmer and more torpedo shaped, even when they are quite large. The deep vee on the tail of the channel cat is more pronounced too.

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                    • #11
                      This question was asked to see what people think. Not to cause trouble between fellow fisherman.

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                      • #12
                        I have only caught channel catfish, but from reading and looking at photos, I think that one of the best ways to tell blues and channels apart are by thier anal fins. Blues anal fins look almost as though they have been cut because they are straighter and less rounded than the channel cats, whos is more rounded. I hope that I haven't confused you even more, but just look at some pictures and hopefully you will see what I mean.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by GERG View Post
                          Who ever voted me down was pretty chicken S%^*. At least tell me why if you have the guts?
                          How do you vote someone down anyway?

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