Re: NANFA-L-- Flathead catfish

Mark (
Tue, 4 Apr 2006 12:16:29 -0400

At 11:26 AM -0700 4/4/06, Michael Sandel wrote:
>If this is the same fish, it came from the upper Ohio River; might
>have even been the Allegheny. I would say cooler temperatures would
>suit him well. Is the sunfish large enough to intimidate the
>flathead? I stashed two juvenile (3") P. olivarous while conducting
>a rotenone survey in a lock chamber. This would have been sometime
>in September 2004. The other flathead was too far gone when I caught
>him, and didn't recover. This fish recovered completely, and did
>well in a 29 gallon with a hang-on power filter, gravel, and a clay
>pot. He was eating pellets and gambusia when I gave him to Mark.
>This info is probably not of much help for him now though. Have you
>tried a small chunk of fresh shad?

Hmm, if you didn't get him until Sept 2004, then that might not be
the same fish. I think I gave the fish to Moon-in-the 2004 SC
convention which, I'm sure, was prior to Sept. Are you sure of the
date you got it, Mike S?

Conejo Creek drainage
California USA


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