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    Senior Member RealSeabee's Avatar
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    Cool Catfish ID ??

    Lake Harney (Geneva, FL) area and Mullet Lake Park area St. Johns River. Take a look at the pictures and reply which catfish you think this would be. To my knowledge we have Channel Cats, Butter Cats (Yellow Bullhead) , Brown Bullheads. Also in the River there is White Catfish but not one I am familiar with...I don't think so anyway. So please chime in and let me know what you think.


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    Thats a white.

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    I was thinking Brown Bull...Whites have the Sharp Fork Tail like the Channel don't they?
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    Says whites have a fork but not as sharp as a channel , 19 - 23 rays on the rounded anal fin.
    White.

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    I don't think the chin barbels are white enough for a white cat. I don't think it's a brown either. I'd say yellow off the top of my head, but I don't know that they get that big. And I think that anal fin is closer to a black bullhead.

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    This Catfish pictured that I was raised calling a Bull (Gr'pa said..LOL) was 3# 14oz (54% of Record BULL or 21% of Record White) and that is the largest I have ever caught in the locations that I was raised on and still fish on the St Johns. If it is a White keep in mind that the State Record is almost 19 pounds and I'd think that surely there would have been one in my life over the typical 1.5 to 3 pounds by now. In comparison my largest Channel Cat is right at 27#'s (61% of Record) vs state record @ 44#.
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    Definitely not a white. I am honestly not 100% sure on the species though so not guessing

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    Wanted to give this a bump and hopefully other members will add to the thread. We did not get 100% verification from the state based on pictures. I am going to effort catching the only three Cats Ive ever seen on river (down here).
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    Blue cat

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    Looks like a White imo
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