That's a juvenile channel catfish. Anal fin is too short and presence of spots and the fork in the caudal fin (tail) all indicate this is a healthy Ictalurus puntatus.
I spent half my money on fishing, gambling, alcohol, women and billiards. The other half I wasted.
I think the spots are just a little bit of dirt on the fish. The anal fin has a straight leading edge, not rounded and has way too many rays to be a Channel Cat.
It's a blue cat
By the looks of it, you were hoping to catch its bigger brother, but this guy thought he could eat something bigger than his head!
YOUR’RE MY BOY BLUE!!!! Sweet lifer, friend!
Ya just Can't catch um from the couch.