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Flathead Catfish

FLATHEAD CATFISH

As the name implies, this catfish has a broad, flat head with a jutting lower jaw. Also called the calico cat, the flathead is mottled brown to nearly yellow in color. Strictly predatory, the flathead is caught with live bait and occasionally lures, usually at night. The Kansas state record is also the world record. It was caught in 1998 from Elk City Reservoir and weighed 123 pounds.

Updated: 1/29/15
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>20”) (>28”) (>34”) (lbs.)   (>20”)
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 0.50 0.00 0.00 4.43 G 0.38
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 0.33 0.00 0.00 3.09 P 0.39
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-OLD 0.25 0.00 0.00 5.00 F 0.42
SEDAN - NEW (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 2.03 P 0.25
DOUGLAS CO.-LONESTAR LAKE 0.17 0.00 0.00 2.12 P 0.25
WOODSON SFL 0.17 0.17 0.17 10.21 P 0.17
CARBONDALE CITY LAKE - EAST 0.17 0.00 0.00 4.78 P 0.17
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 0.13 0.00 0.00 3.86 F 0.25
CLARK SFL 0.13 0.00 0.00 1.87 F 0.15
FORT SCOTT CITY LAKE 0.13 0.00 0.00 3.73 F 0.25
WELLINGTON CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.04 G 0.00
Updated: 1/29/15
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>20”) (>28”) (>34”) (lbs.)   (>20”)
EL DORADO 0.33 0.00 0.00 5.67 G 0.16
TORONTO 0.33 0.08 0.00 6.21 G 0.17
WEBSTER 0.30 0.20 0.10 46.63 F 0.26
GLEN ELDER 0.17 0.04 0.00 7.05 G 0.13
COUNCIL GROVE 0.17 0.08 0.08 14.66 G 0.17
FALL RIVER 0.17 0.00 0.00 5.03 G 0.16
LOVEWELL 0.12 0.00 0.00 3.76 G 0.13
KANOPOLIS 0.08 0.00 0.00 4.10 F 0.08
KIRWIN 0.08 0.00 0.00 4.37 F 0.22
CEDAR BLUFF 0.06 0.00 0.00 1.56 F 0.06
PERRY 0.05 0.05 0.05 15.54 F 0.08
HILLSDALE 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.29 F 0.04
POMONA 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.84 F 0.08