a flathead catfish by any other name

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by flatheadslayer, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    this is just one of those fun questions nothin' serious.in my time i've heard flats called probably 5 different names.in the area i'm from(thomaston,ga. middle,ga.)95% of people call'em appaloossa(spelling?).i call'em yellas.i dont know why they call'em appaloossa.what are some other names yall have heard them called?:cool2:
     
  2. Thad

    Thad New Member

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    In South Mississippi it's a 'Tabby Cat'.
     

  3. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    Mud cats, spotted cats,yellar cats, and flatties are common names they are called in Eastern Ky.
     
  4. playin4funami

    playin4funami New Member

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    mudcat,shovelhead,and yellow cat is some different names I've heard used around here.
     
  5. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    Used to hear em called shovels around here sometimes too,but it,s been a while since I,ve heard that.
     
  6. Colsrob

    Colsrob Active Member

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    I grew up hear, and calling them, shovelheads. Aside from Flats and shovelheads, I don't recall ever hearing them called anything else.
     
  7. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    ON The PEARL IN Ms. They used to call them willowcats
     
  8. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Mud Cats and Johnnie Cats when growing up .Now just Flat heads.
     
  9. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    They call them Yellow Cats around here.
     
  10. fatcats89

    fatcats89 Member

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    Shovelhead, yellow cats, mud cats, and my 2 favorite are uh ohs, and whoo hoos! Or what my fiance said the first time she seen one, "what the hell is that? Keep it away from me or your walking home!"
     
  11. GrandpaGoneFishing

    GrandpaGoneFishing Well-Known Member

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    Another would be Banjo Cats or as I like to call them "The Big and Uglys" how could you not love a face like that!​
     
  12. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    In southern Ohio we called them shovelheads and you would occasionally hear them referred to as Flathead
     
  13. sacalait59

    sacalait59 New Member

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    The spelling is "Opelousas". Which is an ancient indian tribe of Louisiana and the name of a city.
     
  14. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    your right on track,but around here people think they got their name from the appaloosa horse.thanks for the correct info tho.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2009
  15. Steph

    Steph New Member

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    almost all the people i know call em shovel heads here.. southern ohio
     
  16. Flootie16

    Flootie16 New Member

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    most paylake fishermen i know tend to call them shovelheads.....
     
  17. JBrooks

    JBrooks New Member

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    I've always referred to them as flatheads. Almost everyone else I know calls them shovel heads. When I say flatheads, people sometimes don't know what I'm talking about. :smile2:

    Southern Ohio waters here.