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Male vs. Female flathead catfish

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    ANDY
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    Default Male vs. Female flathead catfish

    Hey all:

    Do any of you know how to tell the difference between a male and a female flathead? Anything to do with the size of the shoul;ders like with channel cats? Please advise.


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    TIM
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    posted some pics of the difference a long time ago. dont know where or if they are still on here though sorry.


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    Does one get a lot bigger then the other? Male/Female I mean?

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    TIM
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    dont know about the one bigger thing. i remember that the difference was in the orfices. i cant find the pictures, sorry.

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    Females are generally the largest. Somebuddy chime in if I'm wrong.

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    Females have three holes on there stomach, most prononced before she spawns. You need to search with something like a ballpoint pen .between the two obvious ones .

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    Charles Jackson III
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    I dont know the difference of any catfish.

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    Matt Merten
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    Well...first of all, females are generally bigger than males. Females are short and stubby and males are long and slinder! That is a general run of thumb for flatheads!


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