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Post spawn flathead

Discussion in 'Catfish Discussion' started by katfish, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. katfish

    katfish Cats are where it's at!

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    I never cease to be amazed at how much abuse the flathead
    put theirselves through during spawn.

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    This fish looked like he may have lost 1/3 of his body weight during spawn.

    I guess skinny with really long whiskers is his summer look ;)

    He has old scars from previously fanning eggs under submerged limbs
    but looks like his belly and sides are rubbed from fanning over limbs
    this year. Maybe rising water levels caused last minute adjustments
    to bedding areas.
     
  2. neocats1

    neocats1 Team Catastrophe

    Nice fish. You would think they could find a more comfortable home for sure.
     

  3. nice fish..deft rough looking though
     
  4. I would pay to catch catfish that size!
     
  5. misfit

    misfit MOD SQUAD

    how much?:D;)
     
  6. Real nice flathead!!!!!!!!
    Definately has served his time fanning eggs from the looks of him.
     
  7. 30.00+ Ea. Depening on size.
     
  8. Nice fish, where did you pull him out of?
     
  9. Nice fish! what you get him on?
     
  10. katfish

    katfish Cats are where it's at!

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    KatKing
    I caught that flathead on a large bluegill.

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    But he told me he hadn't eaten anything in a couple of weeks and had
    been very busy courting females and fanning and defending eggs.
    He said he would have eaten any live fish he came across that
    would fit in his mouth.