Help Identify This Potential World Record Catfish
Executives at Fishing-WorldRecords.com have reached out for help in identifying this new potential world record. The fish (14 pounds, 28 inches) looks like a brown bullhead catfish, however the images (additional photo after the break) are very poor, and there are some that question if it could be a hybrid channel or blue catfish.
So what do you think, is it a brown bullhead or a hybrid? Leave a comment and let us know.
What’s the mystery, it’s a channel cat! You should know that.
I catfish for a living and looking at the anal fin (28 or so rays) and color/size would indicate that this is a channel catfish.
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The forked tail makes me think hybrid. The brown cat should have a round tail.
I agree, Cat Eye. It looks like a channel catfish. I caught my first catfish when I was 10, and I’ll never forget it! The fish pulled the pole right out of my hand, and I jumped into the water to grab the pole, and I pulled the in the fish! What a thrill!