Question on age estimates of large flatheads

Discussion in 'LOCAL KENTUCKY TALK' started by kyredneck, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    State:
    Kentucky
    I know the growth rate for flatheads will vary greatly from one state to another. Is there a way a get a decent 'ballpark guess' for the age of a flathead here in KY from their weight? I released a 50 lber this year and can't help but wonder how old it may have been. Anyone have a good guess?
     
  2. rob128146

    rob128146 New Member

    Messages:
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    State:
    Rockwell, North Carolina
    Flathead Cats: Typical Length by Age:
    Age
    (in Years)


    1

    2

    3

    5

    7

    9

    11

    13

    15

    Length
    (in inches)

    North

    1.9

    7.5

    14.8

    19.3

    23.9

    28.0

    35.5

    40.0

    --

    Length
    (in inches)

    South

    --

    --

    16.3

    24.3

    27.7

    36.3

    40.4

    44.2

    46.3




    Flathead Cats: Typical Weight by Length:
    Length
    (in inches)

    20

    25

    30

    35

    40

    45

    50

    Weight
    (in pounds)

    3.4

    6.7

    12.1

    20.0

    30.2

    51.3

    70.2



    Hope this helps a litle.