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Blue Catfish Fish Mounts - You can easily order through this website or call us if you prefer. GFM individually handcrafts each defined and detailed fish replica by hand, one-at-a-time. Every fish reproduction is perfectly airbrushed to resemble each species' most noticeable and distinct color patterns.
By combining the best prices, unmatched quality while supporting and promoting the practice of catch-and-release fishing, Global Fish Mounts continues to be the go-to company for all Freshwater and Saltwater fish mounts. We offer most sizes and species of any fish, including the Blue Catfish seen here.
Variety of Sizes Available: Global Fish Mounts offers mounts of Blue Catfish in a wide variety of different sizes. The models and sizes displayed on this page represent recently produced mounts. As we continuously add more sizes to our product list, and if you do not see the size you are looking for, or simply need more details about the process, please contact us by calling 954-942.1417 or Email: email@example.com.
Artist Note: At times customers or anglers request us to use a reference photograph to paint by. If so our skilled artists will identify any unique characteristics in the photo which are later reflected in the completed paint scheme. This is why no two mounts are ever exactly alike and explains the differences you may see in the coloration of the various mounts. If you have a photo or description, please send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Common Names are channel catfish, graceful catfish, spotted catfish, spotted cat, Great Lakes catfish, lake catfish, northern catfish, fiddler, white cat, blue cat, lady cat, chucklehead cat, and willow cat.
The channel catfish's geographical distribution ranges from Hudson Bay region, south to Florida and northern Mexico, north through New Mexico, Colorado and Montana to southern Manitoba. It has been widely introduced in Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean drainages. Channel catfish prefer warm water averaging 70°F (21.1°C) and inhabit rivers, reservoirs, streams, backwaters, swamps, and oxbow lakes. The catfish can even be found in the upper sections of estuaries having salinity as high as 19.0 to 21.0 ppt (parts per thousand).
Migration and homing are behavioral adaptations that have enhanced the success of this species. As the channel catfish migrates, it exploits spawning and feeding habitats in shallow rivers during the summer and retreats to the safety of deepwater habitats in the winter. Individual channel catfish have been known to home or return to a specific summer location annually, over a period of several years.
Some distinctive features are The body is elongated and compressed posteriorly. Eyes are small and the mouth is inferior. They have eight sensory barbels, or "whiskers", around the mouth. Four whiskers are on the chin, two on the snout, and one on both corners of the mouth. The tail is deeply forked with the anal fin margin rounded.
Adult color is pale gray to olive dorsally, and white to yellowish ventrally. Young are typically light gray on the back and silvery on the sides. The sides have scattered dark spots. Adults are generally found between 15 and 24 inches in length, with the maximum reported total length of 52 inches. The maximum published weight is 58 pounds. The maximum age is believed to be 22 years; however it is rare to find individuals over 15 years of age. Sexual maturity occurs at 2-6 years and 13-22 inches total length. Adults feed on small fish, aquatic invertebrates, including crayfish, mollusks, insect larvae, and occasional aquatic vegetation. Adult channel catfish usually feed on the bottom, detecting food by touch and smell. The eyes of the channel catfish are proportionately larger than those of other species of catfish and are adapted to sight feeding to a degree. They actively feed from sundown until about midnight when the water temperatures are between 50° and 94°F .They are most active when water levels are rising. In the winter they rarely feed. Young depend primarily on plankton and aquatic insect larvae
Whether you choose to supply your own photos or not, the same care and attention to detail will be given in crafting and painting your mount. Unmatched attention to detail, high quality materials and only the best equipment in the hands of world-class artists using advanced techniques equals a finished product found nowhere else.