Sail Fin Cat

Discussion in 'ALL OTHER FISH' started by capt.kirk, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. capt.kirk

    capt.kirk Guest

    do any of you have a picture and or information on the sail fin cat,such
    as location and feeding habits?i do know that down around TAMPA they
    have a tournament once a year with $50,000.00 in prizes,i would like more
    input before i lay my money down.THANKS
    KIRK :)
     
  2. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    I have never heard of that type of cat, maybe one of the Florida members can tell us what type cat this is. It could be a local slang name. I know in louisiana some people call channel cats Appaloosa( like the horse ). :confused:
     

  3. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    Do a search for the Gafftopsail catfish and you'll get all the information you'll need.

    I've caught many in Fl on the eastcoast inshore saltwater fishing.

    The skull bone cleaned and dried looks very similar to a crusifix
     
  4. capt.kirk

    capt.kirk Guest

    THANKS BOBPAUL
    that is the correct name,now i will have to find out about there feeding
    habits,as far as bait goes i think that should be easy enough to figure out.
    THANKS :D
    KIRK
     
  5. Chuckb

    Chuckb New Member

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    They bite really good on cut mullet or shrimp. You have to go through quite a few hardhead cats per every gaftop though.
     
  6. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    I've caught them on live shrimp and finger mullet. Using dead bait can catch you most anything. Live bait also catches quite a few other fish. Everything that swswims in saltwater eats shrimp too.

    You'll have fun even if you don't catch one, you'll catch something.
     
  7. capt.kirk

    capt.kirk Guest

    Big Thank You To All For The Info
    Kirk :d
     
  8. Cataholic

    Cataholic Guest

    Verlon,
    I hate to burst your bubble buddy, but as long as I remember the sailcat is considered a trash fish and isn't confused with a Channel cat, they are a bony looking creature hardly worth the effort. The Appaloosa you refer to is the Flattie. The nickname is due to the distinct coloring of Mr. Flat!
     
  9. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    You are right call one of my Louisiana buds, he told me the correct cat. :eek: : :eek: