is this a flathead catfish?

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by xposedguts, May 22, 2009.

  1. xposedguts

    xposedguts New Member

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    Ya know, I caught this last night on stink bait, and have never pulled a flathead...but have got some decent channels like in my avatar. Anyway it was dark and had a few beers in me and I figured it was a channel, but looking back at the pics....is this a flathead?

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  2. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    sure looks like one to me,, congrats..:wink:
     

  3. xposedguts

    xposedguts New Member

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    thanks for the reply, yea I took a look at the pictures and though "wait a second"

    I was on a uglystick cat pole, catmaxx reel with 25lb line and the sucker was a blast reeling in, best fighting cat ive caught.
     
  4. recordbreakin1

    recordbreakin1 New Member

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    YEAH YOU GOT YOUR SELF A YELLOW.CONGRATS ON YOUR CATCH.
     
  5. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    I agree with the others. 100% Flathead! Nice catch!!!:wink::cool2:
     
  6. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    No that is not a flathead, it has a forked tail, it's a channel cat. Plus you can tell the upper jar sticks out farther than the lower jaw....But the forked tail gives it away, flatheads have a square tail.
     
  7. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    I agree, Thats is without a doubt a Channel Cat. Sometimes they get a little baulky but the forked tail like he said gave it away... But it a nice size Channel cat!:wink:
     
  8. kitsinni

    kitsinni New Member

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    I find it is best NOT to use the head to try to determine what species it is. Just look at the tail and jaw instead.
     
  9. catfishcentral

    catfishcentral New Member

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  10. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    After taking a closer look at the pics, seeing the size of the eyes also.. as well as the nasty pectoral barbs,
    I stand corrected,,, I agree it's a Nice Channelcat:big_smile:
     
  11. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Good catfish....but it is not a flathead.......its a channelcat!!!:crazy:
     
  12. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    One more vote for channel cat.
     
  13. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Dan buddy, once you catch a Flathead there will never be another doubt in your mind what it is. The colors, the skin, the eyes and the jaw and tail or any thing else won't inter into it. After you've seen a German Shepard and a Coon Dog, you cant confuse the two, even if they both do have four legs, two ears and a tail! lol A Blue is the same way. Once you have handled one there will never be any confusion again.....:wink:
     
  14. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    I have to admit in the first photo you posted it looks more like a flat except for the tail....but the second photo is a dead give away...channelcat 100%:wink:
     
  15. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    I stand corrected...Sorry. I guess after 3 hours sleep in 2 days things just don't look the same....:embarassed::smile2: Oh well, not the first time I was wrong...:embarassed::wink::smile2:
     
  16. dlsloan

    dlsloan Member

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  17. 1mickymoo

    1mickymoo New Member

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    and a nice channel at that....:tounge_out:
     
  18. Trevor1

    Trevor1 New Member

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    That sure looks like a flathead to me.
     
  19. sscharlie

    sscharlie Well-Known Member

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    Is every one NUTS...It a bullhead....LMAO
     
  20. shooter06

    shooter06 New Member

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    I agree 100%!