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Posted on April 17, 2014 | Permalink

White Perch Fishin Found a Blue Cat

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Nanticoke River

Myself and another person went fishing Saturday 4/12/14 in the Nanticoke River, our target species was white perch.

We caught 5 20-24 inch catfish, we're not sure if they are white or blue cats, in the 5-10 pound estimate range. Throughout the day we caught 20-30 white perch in the 5-9 inch range as well.

Top water temperature was around 60-63, air temperature from 60-75 degrees, winds light estimated 10mph tops, water depth 20-30 feet. We were using bloodworms on bottom rigs on ultra light rods which proved to be quite exciting with the big catfish.

If anyone can identify if these were white or blue catfish we'd like to know for sure.

DNR Response: James, you caught a Blue Catfish, we recently began an invasive catfish awareness campaign, please kill all invasives.

Tags: Whiter Perch, Blue Catfish