Extra fat Flathead Catfish or full of eggs ?

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by kyron4, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. kyron4

    kyron4 New Member

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    Check out this fatty-Flatty :crazy: I caught him the other night. It was only 25 inches long but weighed almost 9 pounds ! Is that big, swollen belly a female full of eggs, or just a Flatty that's gorged itself with fish ? I released him so I'll never know for sure; what do you guys think ? -Thanks
     

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  2. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    Don't know, but congrats on the catch!
     

  3. daniel-delarosa

    daniel-delarosa New Member

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    Id say eggs.
     
  4. fullstringer

    fullstringer Member

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    I don't know where you caught it but here on the upper Wabash in Indiana they are still full of eggs. Last checked the water temp 4 days ago and it was 81 degrees they should start spawning anytime. Haven't caught many males seems like they have been too busy getting the nests ready for spawn.
     
  5. Brad30110

    Brad30110 New Member

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    EGGS!
     
  6. kyron4

    kyron4 New Member

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    I caught it in the Wabash River here in Wabash. Water temp was 78*-79* at 9pm; and outside temp was HOT and MUGGY !!! :angry:
     
  7. efrith

    efrith New Member

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    Full of eggs
     
  8. lookin_4_moby

    lookin_4_moby New Member

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    this time of year I'd have to go with full of eggs but she coulda just been hungry. either way nice catch
     
  9. indycatman

    indycatman New Member

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    nice flattie full of eggs