Parasites on flathead catfish

Discussion in 'LOCAL PENNSYLVANIA TALK' started by great pappy cat, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. great pappy cat

    great pappy cat Active Member

    Messages:
    728
    State:
    P.A
    I was fishing with catfish killer the weekend before last.I caught a flathead with alot of tiny little white insects on him.Apon further examination i noticed the fish was seeping blood out of many spots of his body.I can only assume these insects are parasites.I never saw 1 like this but, bill said hes caught alot like that?Before the night was over I caught 2 more covered in these little bugs.Does any one know what these things are.Do they also occur in the skuke and 3 river flatheads?
     
  2. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    11,359
    State:
    Sarver, Pa
    Joseph - I have not seen this on the Allegheny River! I hope it ain't some nuclear thing from TMI!
     

  3. iam2hi2flyinky

    iam2hi2flyinky New Member

    Messages:
    259
    State:
    kentucky
    i read about these on ky fish and wildlife website they say that these and grub infested fish are ok to eat but im not gonna ill c if i can find the name of them again
     
  4. Hawk33

    Hawk33 New Member

    Messages:
    97
    State:
    West Virginia
    I never seen any parasite spots on any flathead's in the making of the mon.
    Friend caught a nice shovelhead with a forked whisker once...