Is the most eluding catfish that anglers will pursue, due to their habitat need for heavy cover, feeding habits and their appetite for a live meal. Depending in the region you live the flathead catfish can be called different names! Such as yellow cat, shovel head cat or mud cat. The fish can be found throughout the central and south central U.S., and thrives in viable habitats ranging from large rivers and reservoirs to small streams. The flathead is a very predatory fish, preferring live bait over any other type of fishing bait. Fresh caught live shad and bluegills, injured minnows, and night crawlers are among their preferred baits, but flatheads will also hit a fresh piece of cut bait as well. Keep in mind though the flathead are home bodies, they like to lay in cover in the day light and generally will only stray out away from home and actively feed at night. Although a flathead might not actively pursue feeding in the daytime, they are just like all other species of catfish, they are opportunistic feeders. Flathead catfish are one of the largest growing catfish in North America, with weights exceeding 60 pounds.
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