Steven Wright

2.0 lb. Flathead Catfish caught by Steven Wright fishing in North Carolina on 10/12/09

Posted by Steven Wright Expert Member over 10 years ago

2.0 lb. Flathead Catfish caught by Steven Wright fishing in North Carolina on 10/12/09
2.0 lb. Flathead Catfish caught by Steven Wright fishing on Monday October 12, 2009 at 21:55 4.71 km from Gaston in Northampton County, North Carolina (NC), United States North America using a chicken liver

my first flathead catfish

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Rod  Herington

Hey, Steven that's no Flathead Catfish. What you've got there is either a Flat Bullhead, or a Snail Bullhead. Pictures a little blurry around the head
Those are becoming more, and more rare, because of the invasive Flathead Catfish people are putting into the rivers where they didn't exist before. There are some really good articles about this on the web. Check them out. They are wiping out the Flat Bullhead, the Snail Bullhead, and the Spotted Bullhead. It's a shame, I no a lot of people who enjoy catching those. Kid's really like catching them! Never put flatheads in small lakes,ponds, rivers, and creeks. They will eat every bullhead, channel catfish, Sunfish, crappie, and bass in these bodies of waters. They'll eat any kind of fish they can catch including small flatheads. They are voracious fish eaters! I like Flatheads, don't get me wrong. They are absolutely the best eating fish there is, but they really don't belong in alot of the small lakes, ponds, rivers, and creeks some anglers, through ignorance put them in. Good Fishin!

Posted by Rod Herington over 7 years ago

Qbeam 1

invasive in the deleware or not opp(flat head) are the best eating catfish in the states. catch and release if they are not eating size or if they are breeding size(15lbs or more). these are top level preditors when they reach size. i have seen them over 90-lbs. with snake heads asian carp and others on the loose the flat head cat is one that actually has a use as damn good groceries.

Posted by Qbeam 1 over 8 years ago

Sandra Wright

Nice catch honey

Posted by Sandra Wright Elite Member over 8 years ago

Ken Smith

WTG!!!

Posted by Ken Smith Expert Member over 9 years ago

Brandon Mabrey

wtg

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 10 years ago

Justin  Emerle

Way to go Steven. I've yet to catch one, but there aren't many around my parts. There are some that are invasive in the Deleware River, but it's encouraged that they be killed after being caught.

Posted by Justin Emerle Expert Member over 10 years ago

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