flathead catfish with v tails

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by slikk03, May 24, 2009.

  1. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    ok here is the place for this disagrement, look at my pics see the split in all my flatheads tails,, and wen you spred it out there even more split, i never got a flat with a copleatly round tail, my pics prove it, all u got to do is look, there not forked, like a chanel , but they all have a slight split, that makes them seem v like, not like a blu or channel,
     

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  2. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    heres a dnr scetch with a slighty v tail, and alot of mine are even more v shaped, than this wen you spread it out
     

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  3. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Nice Flathead.
     
  4. RPnKC

    RPnKC New Member

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    The split is not genetic, their tails are damaged, pretty common. Pre-spawn channels I've caught look like palm leaves because of all the splits in their forked tails.
     
  5. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    look at the dnr scetch, above, ive never got a flathead without a split in the middle, look at the dnr pic above, theres your proof,
     
  6. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

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    Whats your point?
     
  7. Da Chummer

    Da Chummer New Member

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    Dude. You are right. They do have V notched tails. The whole BOC and every definition on the net from every dnr and gnf is wrong. It's just a conspiracy i tell ya. :tounge_out:
     
  8. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    my point is there saying, flatheads have no split at all in the tail, and the post above, is a dnr description, i hate to sound like an a hole, but, its like there calling me a liar, im not mad, but im triying to show them proof, but, i give up, its not worth loosing cool dudes on here due to a stupid disagrement, this is my last post on this, just not worth, turning people agaist me for this, so i apolagize if it offends sobody, but, im out of this post, ill read it, but i aint posting about them tails anymore, :roll_eyes: lol,
     
  9. Da Chummer

    Da Chummer New Member

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    I didn't think anybody was being an a-hole. I just thought you guys were having a freindly debate. People can disagree it is our nature. Me, i was just being silly cuz that is my nature. Honestly though i don't think their tales are v notched. You will find flatheads that have ripped or torn tails. It is a wild world down there. They do have a slight indent when relaxed. It has to be that way so they can close thier tales. It would not be a very effective swimming tail if it didn't open and close. To be able to close. It has to fold up. Hence the indent when relaxed. "Relaxed" is the key word. Take a flatheads tail (that is not damaged) and hold it open all the way. You will see it is "squared off". Take a Channel cat and fully open the tail and you'll see it is a "V" or a ">" notch. Nothing what so ever like a Flathead tail. I hope that helps. Good fishing to ya.
     
  10. Jighead07

    Jighead07 New Member

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    If I catch a big flathead I could care less what it's tail looks like.:wink:
     
  11. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    me to, bigger is better, regardless of my opinion on what i call a v