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Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by cat'n around, Aug 8, 2008.
how do you tell the difference? i should know this but i can honestly say that i dont.oooh:
From what I've heard the males have larger swollen more muscular looking heads. But good question I don't really know myself.
im lost as last years easter eggs on it???
I have some pictures of flatheads from last year. I think you can really tell the difference between females and males. The females have smaller heads and thier bodies are bigger. Males have the huge heads. It's hard to tell when on the water but look at the pictures when you get home and you can see the difference.
It all sounds very interesting, but I can assure you that I have no idea
Sure is a good question, am looking forward to the answers on it. I don't have a clue how you would tell...
Just flip 'em over and take a peek oooh:
? ive done that and they all look the same to me?
i've got a pic of 1 in my profile that i'm almost sure is a male!
here you go Brent. its real easy this time of year,just off spawn.
anymore suggestions or anything?
It is easy to tell a male from a female. You will find that the male has only 1 small hole the female has 2 holes. This time of the year post spawn or even during spawn the female will have lots of redness around the holes. The male in most cases does have a larger body & head. As a example I caught a 77 pound male that was 58 inches long with a head as broad as my shoulders. I caught a 80 pound female that was 53.5 inches long with alot smaller head. A large female can hold 10 pounds of eggs pretty easy. I would say had we caught her post spawn she would have only went 65 or 70 pounds. I hope this answers your question on this subject.
If you get it in the boat and it won't be quiet, a female. If it goes for your beer, a male.:wink: Just joking folks, don't go into a posting frenzy over the stereotypes.