Latest Flathead catfish Stories

2009-08-20 20:30:10

A Georgia man said he reeled in a 103-pound flathead catfish from the Ocmulgee River, where the species of fish is non-native. Tom Head, 76, said the fish he caught near Warner Robins this week measured more than 57 inches long and was more than 41 inches in girth, WSBTV, Atlanta, reported Thursday. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division said Head's fish was larger than the current state record by 20 pounds, but is not eligible because the angler was using a...

2008-08-28 00:00:22

By The Associated Press CARLYLE, Ill. (AP) - Jody Harris is a marked man.Not by law enforcement officials, but by a group of anglers who covet the biggest and ugliest whiskered fish in Illinois lakes and rivers - the flathead catfish.The bigger the flathead the better, and Harris lays claim to the biggest one ever caught in Illinois. During a balmy evening on Carlyle Lake on Aug. 11, 1995, Harris and his buddy, Chuck Frerker, were fishing for white bass when Harris accidentally hooked a...

2008-06-16 00:00:10

By Bob Frye Rob Walters is not a native Pittsburgher, nor is he old enough to have known Pittsburgh during its industrial heyday, when the mills blackened the skies and turned the rivers orange. But, he's heard the stories. That's one of the reasons why he's still amazed at the number of fish anglers routinely pull from the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio. "To me, coming here from Delaware four years ago, it's kind of mind boggling the species of fish that live in these rivers," said...

Latest Flathead catfish Reference Libraries

2009-01-13 18:49:56

The Blue Catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) is a species of catfish found in North America. They are primarily distributed in the Mississippi River drainage area including the Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Arkansas rivers. They have been introduced to a number of other reservoirs, rivers and lakes. They now occur in the Santee Cooper lakes of Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie in South Carolina and the James River in Virginia also in Powerton Lake in Pekin Illinois. The Blue Catfish is an...

2005-06-14 09:11:36

Among anglers, the channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) is North America's most popular catfish species. Approximately 8 million anglers in the USA target channel catfish at least some of the time. A member of the Ictalurus genus of American catfishes, channel catfish have a maximum recorded size of approximately 40-50 pounds (18-23kg). The world record channel catfish weighed 58 pounds and was caught in 1964 in the Santee-Cooper Reservoir, South Carolina. Realistically, a channel...

2005-06-09 12:34:48

The Flathead catfish (Pylodictis olivaris), also known as yellow cat, opelousas, mud cat and shovelhead cat, are large North American freshwater catfish. Ranging from the lower Great Lakes region to northern Mexico, they have been widely introduced and are an invasive species in some areas. Their native range includes a broad area west of the Appalachian Mountains encompassing large rivers of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio basins. The range extends as far north as North Dakota, as far...

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