Catfish, White Casey1

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Location: 
Cane Creek, NC.
Date Caught: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Comments

RoughFish's picture

Try not to cover up your caudal fin on lifer photos, pretty crucial for IDs. Looks like he had some weird little bumps on him.

SomewhereDownstream's picture

Yeah, Casey, don't cover up your caudal fin... Sorry, I couldn't help making fun of that comment.

Seriously, though, I think we can all agree that this is a white cat.

SomewhereDownstream

RoughFish's picture

I don’t disagree this is a white cat, but it could be a lot easier for someone else to compare to theirs with that visible (they don’t look that dissimilar to a channel) I’ve always used this site for comparison purposes when identifying fish (like many others) and photo tips like that help prevent people from uploading fish that are not what they say they are (especially on fish such as bullheads). If no standard is kept, this site becomes nothing more than a place for people to keep photos of fish they’ve caught and call them whatever they feel like, not an accurate resource for people looking for information about uncommon fish (which is what I thought this was). There’s no shame in asking what a fish is before posting here, that’s what this place is for in my opinion, and I feel it’s more appreciated than uploading a guess. Again, this rant has nothing to do with this fish..... it’s a white catfish..... just don’t appreciate being ridiculed for recommending how to better take photos of fish for identification. 

SomewhereDownstream's picture

I absolutely agree with you about all of that. I'm sorry if that came across as disparaging; I was just kidding around.

SomewhereDownstream

RoughFish's picture

No worries, I say things constantly that are taken the wrong way and my fishing pals remind me that I’m a bit of an @$$hole...... Glad it didn’t turn into anything more, as you are as active as myself around here. I wasn’t trying to be the fish police, just trying to help someone with something that I had to be helped with when I first started taking fish pictures for life listing. More than once have I sent a picture to a biologist just to have them tell me they couldn’t see this or that in my photo, and that sucks big time when you’re excited you may have something new. Anyways, cheers mate..... look forward to seeing what this season brings for us.

SomewhereDownstream's picture

ID pictures are really probably something that I should work on, too, because my fish pictures tend to be more artistic than scientific in nature and I don't always even get the whole animal in there.

Thanks for being cool about my stupid remarks and good luck with your fishing season.

SomewhereDownstream