Albino flathead catfish - Caught in South Carolina - Are they rare?

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by cleon, May 7, 2006.

  1. cleon

    cleon New Member

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    Me and a couple buddies were crappie fishing on keowee last friday night and I caught a fat albino flathead. It was a beauty. How common is it to catch an albino?

    Has anyone else caught one and if so, on what lakes?
     
  2. Larry

    Larry New Member

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    Show us a pic Mate! They are not very common.
    thanks
    Larry
     

  3. flatheadhunterx

    flatheadhunterx Active Member

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    yeah post it if you got one would like to see
     
  4. cleon

    cleon New Member

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    yeah, I've got to get the pics developed and then scan them. So they should be up soon.
     
  5. Catmaster

    Catmaster New Member

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    I have only seen one that my uncle caught. It was not very big but it was still pretty neat to see.
     
  6. Itzakeeper

    Itzakeeper New Member

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    I've never seen an albino flathead can't wait for the pics
     
  7. SC Hartwell

    SC Hartwell New Member

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    Yea not to say you're lieing or anything but I haven't even heard of any flatheads caught out of keowee just channels and blues. It's still possible though I guess.
     
  8. channelcat_tracker

    channelcat_tracker New Member

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    they are VERY RARE. i hope you released it because the ratio for albino catfish is 1: 10,000,000 flatheads. i hope you did the right thing with it!
     
  9. youngcatfisherman55

    youngcatfisherman55 New Member

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    My buddy caught an albino channel cat on Sugar Creek 2 weeks ago.
     
  10. Fisher14

    Fisher14 New Member

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    Anything Albino that is not normally Albino is neat to see......just like those Albino alligators. Man, those things are gorgeous!!
     
  11. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

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    Ive seen channels but never seen an albino flathead
     
  12. chrisblue

    chrisblue New Member

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    Theyre in there because the biggest fish of the tournament last weekend was a flathead it was only 3.5lbs but it was a flathead.Everybody in the tournament said they have caught em in there before.Its possible that he caught it out of Hartwell the night before but I really dont think this guy done that he's pretty honest.
     
  13. justinvaughttattoos

    justinvaughttattoos New Member

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    an "albino" flathead is bright yellow... not white - and doesn't necessarily possess red eyes... i cant remember the scientific name but ill post it when i find the magazine article that i read about it in... anyways... heres a picture of one that i caught in west virginia... caught on mothers day 2010
     

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  14. russ

    russ New Member

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    here are a few that i caught out of the mississippi river in southeast mo. very neat pics
     

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  15. flathead7

    flathead7 New Member

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    Those are not flatheads.
     
  16. Slimm

    Slimm New Member

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    I have caught one that was 11lbs and my buddy got one that was 19lbs. we have caught several in the 3-5 lb class. There are there and doing great! FWI the first one I seen out of keowee was back in '03 and it was the 19lb one my buddy got.
     
  17. jmoorecatfishkiller

    jmoorecatfishkiller Member

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    i have caught flatheads in keowee up to 25 lbs on whole live crappie. ive caught them over 10 lbs on nightcrawlers and cutbait.there in keowee, but theres alot more in hartwell