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Does anybody know what kind of catfish this is?

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one of my friends caught it.....i was wondering what type it is, how far i need to cast out, and what kind of bait i need to use to catch another one [the place my friend caught it at was a small farm pond].....the pond is loaded with bluegill, smallmouth, largemouth, and rock bass.....im trying to land a nice catty but all im getting is bass and bluegill.....family and friends have all asid that they have caught massive catfish many years ago in that same pond.....i dont know what to do, please help!!! thanks in advance.

It is a speckled/brown bullhead/butter cat, and some old-timers call them pollywog cats too. These guys typically won't get exceptionally large (18" and 3 lbs is a big one).

It is NOT a Channel cat, as someone wrote ( I have about 650,000 channels on my farm right now, and this ain't one of them)

One of my older ponds I never drained has a bunch of them in it. They are fun to catch, and great to eat, but not good for farming, as they grow slowly and don't get much length, but will have real fat guts. Their meat will be a little more yellow than a channel cat too, but will cook up white.

To catch one, use worms, or a catfish bait (doughball type) keep your bait on or near the bottom and you'll avoid better avoid the bass. Cast out as far as you can and let your bait sit in the bottom. After 50-10 minutes, work it towards shore a little bit and let it sit again.

Also, these guys tend to be a little more docile than channel cats, and since they are smaller, I don;t reccomend using a live shiner, bream, or shad for bait.

Good luck and happy fishing!

EDIT: People keep writing in and saying it is a channel cat, again, I GUARANTEE it is not a channel cat.

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