Say a 30 lb. flat head is caught what would be your guess on how old it would be? I never researched this but I would guess 60 years old. I just wanted everones opinion....Maybe more people will reconsider catch and release?:big_smile:
With a life span of 16-20 years and max recorded age of 24 for Shovlehead, I would say a 30 lb'er depending on enviroment would be 12-16 years.
I'm with John on this one. I've seen a lot of posts on the BOC about catfish being 100yrs old. But according to wikipedia the max recorded lifespan of a flathead is 20 years. But I'd still say there are some that live longer than that.