Fishing for Flathead catfish

Pylodictis olivaris
82K logged catches • 892K followers

It frequents deep sluggish pools with hard bottoms in large rivers. Avoid handling things such as gasoline, sunscreen, tobacco, and insect repellent, which will send them scurrying away from even the most tantalizing baits.

The most popular recent Flathead catfish catch on Fishbrain
CaptBubbaBedre, Fishbrain Pro angler since 2013

Recently caught Flathead catfish

Recently caught Flathead catfish
Recently caught Flathead catfish
Recently caught Flathead catfish
Recently caught Flathead catfish
Recently caught Flathead catfish
Recently caught Flathead catfish

Detailed Information

Fishing forecast

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Water type

Freshwater

Maximum age

20 years

IUCN Status

Least concern

Source: Fishbase

Top Baits

According to catch data from over 14 million anglers on Fishbrain, these are the top baits used to catch Flathead catfish. Click on a bait to learn more, or buy it directly from our shop.

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