White Catfish Photo.

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These white catfish fish photos shown below are close up pictures showing you exactly what a white catfish fish looks like. White catfish are not well known by most fishing anglers, because they are only found in brine water, where the water is part fresh water and part salt water. Most fishermen are familiar with channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish, but white catfish are commonly confused with bullhead or even blue catfish due to their color. These white catfish are good eating, but do not grow nearly as large as other catfish do.

You can see the tail is forked but more like a bullhead, not as forked as a channel catfish. The color has some blue tint, and they are usually very light on the bottom and dark on the top.

How to identify a white catfish? Some characteristics of the white catfish include having skin instead of scales, whiskers along the mouth, caught in brine water, and not growing to larger sizes like a channel catfish, and often caught in the east, southeast, or south where brine water is found. (Always remember when releasing fish to get them back into the water as soon as possible and not over/rough handling, so the fish do not die after being released. Just because the fish swims away does not mean it actually survived).