Flatheads are more apt to eat live fish, channel cats are most likely to consume dead, stinky food and blue cats are somewhere in the middle.  

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September 10, 2012 | Categories: Fishing Tips,Fun Stuff

Pike and muskies are both classified as cool-water fish, but there is a definite difference in the water temperature they prefer, especially among the larger members of each species. Pike more than 30 inches long favor water temperatures from 50 to 55 degrees, while muskies prefer temperatures of 67 to 72 degrees. Another big difference: Pike feed actively throughout the year and are a popular target of ice fishermen. Muskies feed much more sporadically in winter and are rarely caught by ice anglers.