Help identifing this catfish

Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by fishmandm, May 30, 2009.

  1. fishmandm

    fishmandm New Member

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    Mill Spring, N.C.
    I have been catching a few of these in my minnow trap in a small creek near my house. I would like to know what kind it is.
    Thanks, Dwayne
     

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  2. Cattn-Jeep

    Cattn-Jeep New Member

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  3. fishmandm

    fishmandm New Member

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    Mill Spring, N.C.
    Thanks for the info, according to mapquest you are about five hours away. I live in Mill Spring. I would be glad to give you one but I doubt you would want to drive that far.
    Thanks, Dwayne
     
  4. Cattn-Jeep

    Cattn-Jeep New Member

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    yeah...5 hours is a little to far...
     
  5. rivercatsc

    rivercatsc New Member

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  6. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    Looks like a baby Flathead to me.. Not sure though..
     
  7. Live Baiter

    Live Baiter New Member

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    Looks like a baby flathead to me too.
     
  8. hock_paul

    hock_paul New Member

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    illinois
    Definetely a stone cat/madtom. :wink:
     
  9. mack in n.c.

    mack in n.c. Member

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    99 percent madtom......1 way to know for sure.......grab it and squeeze it gently.......it if stings you its a madtom...........mack
     
  10. Cherokee

    Cherokee New Member

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  11. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Check out this site. I would guess a madtom too, but cant be sure from the pic's. This site will set you right though.:wink:
     
  12. ncriverrat

    ncriverrat New Member

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    i think they are baby bullheads!!!
     
  13. horseshadow

    horseshadow New Member

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    Here in Texas that is what we call a mud cat. They are greenish yellow in color, and stink. Do waste your time with them; unless using for bait. I've never seen on over probably 10-12 inches.
     
  14. Catfishnz4me

    Catfishnz4me New Member

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    looks like a baby flat to me...
     
  15. sbrittharrell

    sbrittharrell New Member

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    That my friend is the best flathead bait in the world... THATS A MISSISSIPPI MUDCAT.........
     
  16. Little Mac

    Little Mac Active Member

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    I believe Cherokee got it correct.......:smile2: Looks like a bullhead to me too. I used to think they were small flatheads when I was young before I knew there was such a thing as a bullhead.
     
  17. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    lucky you! sure wish I had bullheads in the creek that flows through my land. I havent seen a bullhead since I was probably 10. ain't never used one for bait, but I've heard plenty rave reveiws.
     
  18. CatBobJimFish

    CatBobJimFish New Member

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    Could be a madtom, then again might be a small bullhead, it's hard to tell when they're that small, if it is a madtom you might want to check the regulations in your state before ever thinking of using it for bait or taking it for an aquarium, some species of madtom are protected in some states due to being rare.

    All North American species of catfish hold a certain amount of "venom" or bacteria in their dorsal and pectoral spines.... that's why when you get "spined" it tends to hurt a little more than a normal cut or puncture wound, usually the most serious effect of being "spined" by a catfish is a little swelling and possible infection of the wound site.... madtoms supposedly inject a higher dose of venom when they spine you than our other catfish species do, not exactly sure if anyone has ever suffered any serious problems from it though.