When he got it close to shore, we thought it was a channel cat. But when he landed it, it looked odd. It's head was flat! It almost looked like it was smashed! LOL! We have catfished for years and have seen our share of bullheads and channels, but this thing looked a little wierd to be a channel. I tried to get good pictures, but a photographer I am not! I got online and looked it up and from what I could see, it was a flathead. I don't know maybe I am wrong... Either way, he said it was a blast!