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Flathead (Yellow) Catfish Caught in Alabama

Flathead Catfish over 30 pounds or 38 inches may qualify for a Master Angler Certificate.
Flathead Catfish over 50 pounds or 44 inches may qualify for a Trophy Angler Certificate

   

 Tom Stemberger shows off a big Pickwick flathead catfish, November 2013.
Tom Stemberger shows off a big Pickwick flathead catfish, November 2013.

James Atcheson with a 35-pound flathead catfish, September 11, 2013.
James Atcheson with a 35-pound flathead catfish, September 11, 2013.

Flathead Catfish
Dylan Parten and Jason Woodard had a good time catching these flathead catfish in May of 2013.

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Chase Hornsby (left), Hunter Futral (right) and Hannah Stroud (photographer) caught this Lake Jordan flathead catfish while jug fishing, August 3, 2013.
Blue Catfish
Edward Hargrove caught this 25-pound flathead catfish from Mitchell on August 26, 2013.
Big Flathead Catfish
Calvin Cope caught this 41.2-pound flathead catfish from Guntersville Lake on May 18, 2013. 
George Sims
George Sims caught this 35-pound Logan Martin flathead catfish while crappie fishing on April 12, 2013, with six-pound line and a crappie jig. Good times!
 Troy Loper caught this flathead catfish
Troy Loper caught this big flathead catfish from the Mobile River near Mt. Vernon, summer 2012.
Clay Baggett with a large flathead catfish from the Perdido River.
Clay Baggett with a large flathead catfish from the Perdido River.
pea river in Geneva on live bream caught by Dylan Connell July/31/12
Dylan Connell caught these flathead catfish from Pea River near Geneva on live bream, July 31, 2012.
35-pound flathead catfish
The Perdido River gave up this 35-pound flathead catfish.
35-pound flathead catfish
Cody Linholm caught this 35-pound flathead catfish from the Perdido River.
30-pound flathead catfish
Taylor Smith holds a 30-pound flathead catfish caught out of the Perdido River.
Flathead Catfish Noodled in Neely Henry June 2012 weight 45 lbs
Mason Burden grabbed this flathead catfish from Neely Henry in June of 2012. I bet it was quite a struggle.
Group with 37 pound flathead catfish
Stoan McNair grabbed this 37-pound flathead catfish from Logan Martin in May of 2012.
Angler with 37-pound flathead catfish from Lake Weiss
Billy King caught this 37-pound flathead catfish from Lake Weiss using a jig with a crayfish trailer on May 24, 2012.
Patrick White caught this flathead catfish in May 2012
Patrick White caught this 35-pound flathead catfish from Lay Lake on May 11, 2012
 
Josh McWhorter caught this 70-pound flathead catfish with the help of Capt. Jason Bridges on March 21, 2012 from Wheeler Reservoir.
Noal T Heuer caught this flathead catfish in Lake Weiss on July 14, 2011, while bass fishing with a Carolina rig.  I bet he thought it was a record bass!
Noal T Heuer caught this flathead catfish in Lake Weiss on July 14, 2011, while bass fishing with a Carolina rig.  I bet he thought it was a record bass!
 
Ken Weathers holds a flathead catfish.

Jeff Shirley caught this flathead catfish on the Alabama River in June of 2010
Guntersville Tailrace Flathead Catfish
Allen Sivley wrangled this Guntersville tailrace flathead catfish on eight-pound test line.

Melissa McVay caught this flathead on the Alabama River in September of 2010
 head of a flathead catfish
Biologist Ken Weathers took this picture of the head of a flathead catfish to show where it received its common name.
Rob Andress with a flathead catfish
Rob Andress holds a flathead catfish collected in the Choctawhatchee River in May of 2010.  Flathead catfish are not native to the Choctawhatchee, and anglers are urged to harvest what they catch.


Jamie Judge caught this 93 pound flathead catfish on a trotline on Jones Bluff in June 2009.


Flathead Catfish

Al Kelley, Mayor of Millbrook, caught this flathead catfish downstream of the home town.
Al Kelley, Mayor of Millbrook, caught this 29-1/2 pound flathead catfish from the Alabama River using 8 pound test line.
Harold Hogan is on the left, and Al Kelley is on the right.


On Good Friday in 2008, Casey Smith caught this flathead catfish on Lake Weiss.


Stephen Browing hooked this 51-inch flathead catfish in Wheeler Lake while throwing a Rapala DT10 in a "hot mustard" color during 2009. 

 Flathead catfish caught by Steve and Matt Rogers from Jordan Lake.
Steve and Matt Rogers caught this 29-pound flathead from Jordan Lake in June of 2007 using a trot line.

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Allan Andress holds a big flathead catfish caught from the Alabama River during May.

Flathead catfish from Lake Weiss
Gene Smith caught this flathead catfish from Lake Weiss during May of 2006.

Flathead catfish
These flathead catfish were caught during the morning of April 27, 2003. They were caught in the tailrace behind the dam of the Chattahoochee River by using live shad. The 8 flatheads weighed in at 130 lbs (largest 27 lbs).

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