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beaverlakeman

Just thought id start a thread to see everyones pics..

here are a few that i have, nothing really to brag about, but the largest i have caught.
1st 1 is a test.
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beaverlakeman

ok, 1st 1 worked. here is a few more.

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a buddy of mine and his girlfriend, 1st cat she has ever caught. just under 9lbs.
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people have told me there are NO flats on the red, but to me this doesnt look like a channel.
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these next 2 are form fathers day, another skeptical channel.
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hopefully 1 day i can get one that makes those look small but imma hafta give eddy a call for that. lol.

good fishing all, and lets see some of your pics.

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beaverlakeman

Almost forgot the BIGGEST cat i have caught.
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just an fyi, All of these fish posted above still swim in the red.

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Ed Carlson

Great pic's and very nice fish too, but all are most definitely channel catfish.

Because I am a $$^-%^^ KNOW-IT-ALL...here we go Eh. wink.gif

The first big tip-off they are true Channel Catfish, is the Forked Tail.
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Channel catfish of any size or dimension will still have a distinctive
Fork Shape to it's tail. As long as the tail is intact and not damaged that is.
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Flatheads in contrast have a distinctive Box shaped tail.

The second strong indication they are channel cats is on a Channel Cat the anal fin is much longer then that of a Flathead, having some curve through out its entire length.

On a Flathead the Anal Fin would terminate rather abruptly, again somewhat boxed in shape in comparison to a Channel Catfish. You can also count the rays of the anal fin to be 100% sure of the species. I do not remember the exact number off rays for each species right off hand, but there are far more on a channel then a Flathead. Dark30 and Dennis are likely to know the number right off the top of their heads, me....I forget. wink.gif

Blue cats and Channels are more often misidentified as one or another. Even by long time cat fisherman, they get them mixed up. MANY a Southern angler SWEARS that our Sumo Channels are Blues...becaus...Well Channel cats just don't get dar darn big! If I had a dollar for every time I heard that one Eh! But they do, and they do strongly resemble a Blue at the Sumo stage if you do not look for the tell tail ID factors.

Any...Hoooo...Great fish and some awesome pics, thanks for sharing them. Love them piggy pics...Yup-Yup!

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Wiskers

Here is a real beauty.. Close to one of my biggest Channels so far..

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Here is a Flatty.. Med sized one.
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Good side veiw of Flatty.. see the monster under bite.
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jascrue

Beaverlakeman nice Fish! Was wondering what the cat in your fourth pic weighed took the wife out to the river tonight she is 5'2" and she caught a 3-4 pound cat and said she did not think she could ever pull in a 10 pounder well about a half hour later she pulled in a huge cat the biggest i have ever seen pulled out of the river and its way bigger than the walleye I have on the wall so I think its somewhere between 10-15 pounds she caught in on a fathead so it was a little surprise but anyway it was maybe pretty close to that pic if not a little bigger.

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beaverlakeman

if i remember right, it was 11.7 i think.
most of those are 10 pounds or bigger but 1 i think.

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CatManLee

O.K. So how do I post a picture?
Can someone help me out?

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CatManLee

Rusty, Just wondering how big is that channel cat in your picture, and I'm guessing that picture was taken at Lockport?

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Wiskers

That one was 30+ #.

Caught it right off the end of Stu's dock.. along with about 15 other cats..

You have to have your pic on the net somewhere first.. then right click on the pic, get the properties, copy, then paste them in here and add.. to the front and at the end of the html. and walla you got it..

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ibwhnt

This is my biggest so far around 30lbs. Caught it one week after Cats Incredible.

I give up I can't figure this picture thing out.
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Scoot

Kent,

E-mail it to me- I'll put it up for you.

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Scoot

Kent (ibwhnt) and Kolby with some sweet cats!

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CatManLee

TEST...
O.K. I'll try again.

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CatManLee

TEST AGAIN?

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Wooooo Man was that tough to figure out!
Thanks rusty. Now if I can do it again I'll get some pics posted tomorrow.

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MJCatfish

Nice cats, Kent. Been out lately? Could be a great fall.

MJ

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Scoot

Kent,

The pics were there for a while. That means that the problem isn't with posting them, it's with the storage of the pics on another website. When that website gets their **** together, the pics will reappear. I might have to try another image storer because mine is notoriously flaky.

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ibwhnt

Thanks Scoot, let me know if you need the pictures again.

MJ haven't been out for awhile but its been kindof slow but I'm sure its going to be picking up with the water raising and the frogs out. There going to have to put on alot of weight before winter and the way this year is going thats not to far off. Going out this weekend so I'll keep you posted.

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Scoot

After a whole lot of trying, prodding, and pestering, my dad finally got my mom to come catfishing with him. She's pretty dang proud of the cats she wrestled in so I figured I'd better post them.

Mom with a nice one.
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Dad with a piggy.
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Mom and Merwin with two cats that my mom caught.
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Doesn't look like any fun at all, does it? grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif

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MJCatfish

That is awesome. Did she make reservations for next year already? It would have been a hoot watching her bust those pigs. I remember watching her play about a 40 lb sturgeon for a good 1/2 hr many years ago. She's quite an angler.

MJ

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ibwhnt

Very nice, Like MJ said would have been fun being up there. Man I was just thinking If all are crew went up at the same time we would have one very large group, maybe 40 to 50. Now that would be a trip

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