We have caught several catfish at the lake. And we can't tell if we are catching channels or blues. The pictures on the net show a very distinct difference of the anal fin but it's hard to tell on the 18-24" fish we are catching. Does the lake have both?
Post by Shadslinger on Oct 18, 2017 20:31:58 GMT -5
No blues in sml. Not to say a few haven't been dropped in by fisherman over the years. I remember Travis caught one around 20lbs years ago. More than likely though your catching either channel cats or possibly white cats
My buddy has a camp at the Pobdorosa & We caught plenty Cats up there & I thought we had serval Blues also !! My Buddy wanted to take them home to his friend that has a pond he lets the neighbors kids fish in !! Now I kinda Did surgery on all the channels & Flat heads !!! But I shore thought they we Blues !! The say you might find anything on the dark side ~!!!! Ha !!!
ive caught hundreds of the 18-24 inch channel catfish on SML, theyre most likely channels youre catching too. there may be a rare blue in SML, my uncle caught one, but theyre not something youre going to catch frequently. do they have dots or speckles on them? if they do, thats the sign of a channel cat.
see the black specks or spots or whatever near the back of the fish? indicative of a channel cat, they usually lose them when they get bigger though
Last Edit: Oct 20, 2017 11:21:15 GMT -5 by Red Bear