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What are the main species of catfish in Colorado Reservoirs? I don' think there are any Blues here are there? It's mostly Channel Cats and Bullheads?
 

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:) I shared this site on another thread, but here it is again...this is my favorite video on catfishing so far... www.catfishgrabblers.com Now this is the way to fish for catfish! LOL!

Channel cats are the main cat here in Colorado, probably some bullheads but so far it's been channels that i have caught. Would be nice if we had blue cats, they get pretty big.
 

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well there are some flat cats but dont know if there are any blue cats only have cought one flat but will let you know if i catch any this year and if i catch a real big one i will let every one know
 

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They stocked Blue Cats in some of the Eastern Reservoirs back in the early 80s. I believe Adobe Creek Reservoir was one of them. Hopefully they have survived the recent drought conditions.
 

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i think they did j martin too but i have never seen one or heard of any one catching one yet well maybe this year a big blue and a big flat
 

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Colorado has blue, channel, flatheads and bullheads.
 

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I found a Colorado Fishing Forecast for 2004 for the Arkansas drainage prepared by the Division of Wildlife...it appears that Blues have been stocked in 4 Reservoirs...Adobe (Blue) Lake, John Martin, Nee Noshe, and Henry Reservoir...the average size reported in Nee Gronde for channel cats was incredible...7 pounds...here is the link...

http://wildlife.state.co.us/fishing/angler_rt.pdf
 

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this is a blue:
 

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zman,

You're starting to impress me with your reports and research ;D

ePic, that picture is worth a thousand words! mmmm....... only a fisherman would understand!
 

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zman,

forgive me, but I cannot open the file for that report. Can you tell me what year the Blues were stocked? About how big would they be now?

(Got a feeling there'll be a road trip soon!) ;D
 

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Any body could of found it...what can I say I am gung ho when it comes to fishing...the more information the better...I hate fishing somewhere for a particular species only to find out they werent in there...and now I am wondering if there are more such reports for other parts of the state...I want to find out what they think of Lonetree...and Carter...and where are the ones for 2005?...it doesnt say...I would cut and paste but PDFs dont allow that...let me get out of the document and see if you can get in...do you have Adobe Acrobat on your computer?...the reader is free you can download it from a kazillion sites...
 

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The state record for Blue's in Colorado is only 20lbs 1 ounce and that was set in 1976. So there is definately room for improvement. The Blue cat in the picture I posted is the Oklahoma State record at 98lbs. Thats a whole lot of fish!
 

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yea that fish is only 98 pounds and a ugly one but the one taken earlier in the year was so pretty at 121.5 pounds
i want to go to lake texoma and catch me one
 

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Nah if I went down that way for big fish it would be after Alligator gar, Oklahomas record at 180 lbs or Texas' at 279 lbs. The only thing you can catch here comparable to that is a 6ft pikeminnow which is about 80lbs. The problem with that is its a minnow there is little or no fight, huge cats dont put up fights either. However and alligator gar will give you one hell of a fight and with a fish large enough to pull you around and that scary looking, would be fun!
 
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