Albino

Discussion in 'Northwest Ohio Fishing Reports' started by nanoreefer, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. Ever caught an albino channel cat?
    I caught one this morning. It was 28" and a very pretty fish.
    Just wondering if albino cats are common.
     
  2. I've seen them in paylakes down in Kentucky,even caught a couple. Don't see that very often up here.

    Maybe it was someone's exotic pet at one time,and dumped into the lake/stream?
     

  3. ress

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    Years ago,, North Baltimore res. had some.
     
  4. Fishman

    Fishman Catch bait???

    They're actually pretty common, at least when you look at the occurance rate of albinos in other species. If memory serves me correctly, 1 in 1000 channel cats will be albino. In the wild though, their survival rate is extremely low given the odds and their inabilitiy to "blend in" as young fish.
     
  5. CarpCommander

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    We did see one on Erie at night while bowfishing once. Prolly 3-5lb'er.