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Flathead Catfish - 10 lb & Smaller
Flathead Catfish - 10 lb & Smaller

Our Price: $2.50 Per Pound

Product Code: FC-5

The flathead, also called the "mud cat" or "yellow cat". Its name aptly describes its anatomy, which also includes a dark back and brownish mottled sides and a broad, slightly notched tail. Commercial fishermen have reported fish larger than 100 pounds. The flathead catfish spawns in summer when the water reaches 72 to 75 degrees. It nests in cavities, such as hollow logs, root wads or log jams in quiet water. After spawning, the male drives the female from the nest - violently if necessary. The male guards the eggs and fans water over them until they hatch and may tend the swarm of young until they disperse.