big opps

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by 20ryan11, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. 20ryan11

    20ryan11 New Member

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    iv been settin trotlines in a large creek in my area and im catchin a lot of good channels ( 3 to 5 pounds) but im wantin some bigger fish like some opps or big blues.
     
  2. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    eh...question whats an opp?
     

  3. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Another name for a flathead!!!
     
  4. 20ryan11

    20ryan11 New Member

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    Texas
    yea there the same
     
  5. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    what makes an opp sound like a flathead? maybe im just an idiot i dont know lol
     
  6. 20ryan11

    20ryan11 New Member

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    Texas
    opp is short for oppaluce or however you spell it. which is the same thing as a flat head.
     
  7. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Correct spelling is: Appaloosa
    The name derives from the spots or spotches on a flathead in certain conditions!!!
    They are called by many names:
    Mud Cat
    Yellowcat
    Yellow Bellies
    flatheads
    Hope this helps!
     
  8. tiny b

    tiny b Active Member

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    I agree. It seems like the names are kinda regional. One part of the country might call them Yellas while another part will call them flatheads. Aroung here it;s either Opps or yellas most of the time.
     
  9. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    put some bigger bait on the lines as lively as you can get
     
  10. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Try using some larger bluegills. Those flatties like them.
     
  11. ratkinson

    ratkinson New Member

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    In NY we don't get flatheads........I actually did catch one in the Oswego River of lake Ontario......turns out at 8lbs it would still have been a state record.....there are none listed. I let it go , I didn't know. Thank you for sharing the different names for them. Looky looky I learned something new again today.
    What are some of the "regional" names for the other catfish?


    Richard