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Colorado Fish Species

Arctic Char
Arctic Grayling
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Blue Catfish
Bluegill
Bluehead sucker
Bonytail Chub
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Channel Catfish
Colorado Pikeminnow
Colorado River Cutthroat
Common Carp
Creek Chub
Cutbow Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Emerald Shiner
Flannelmouth Sucker
Flathead Catfish
Flathead Chub
Freshwater Drum
Gizzard Shad
Golden Shiner
Goldfish
Grass Carp
Green Sunfish
Greenback Cutthroat
Hybrid Striped Bass(wiper/palmetto)
Kokanee
Lake Chub
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Longnose Sucker
Mountain Whitefish
Northern Pike
Orangespotted Sunfish
Pumpkinseed
Rainbow Trout
Redear Sunfish
River Carpsucker
Roundtail Chub
Rudd
Sacramento Perch
Sauger
Saugeye
Smallmouth Bass
Snake River Cutthroat
Splake
Spottail Shiner
Spotted Bass
Striped Bass
Sunfish (Bream)
Tiger Muskie
Tiger Trout
Walleye
White Bass
White Crappie
White Sucker
Yellow Perch
Yellowstone Cutthroat

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FishExplorer Lakes with Flathead Catfish
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Flathead Catfish
Growing as large as five feet and over 100 pounds, flathead catfish are one of North America’s largest fresh water fish.  Their preferred habitats are deep pools, lakes, and large slow-moving rivers.  Within these waters they prefer submerged cover such as logs. Good flathead spots typically include structure, located in relatively deep water ideally with moderate current, and access baitfish. Flatheads typically prey only on live fish.
 
As their name suggests, they have flat heads, yet they looks similar to other catfish. They come equipped with a smooth, scaleless skin, barbels, and spines on the dorsal and pectoral fins. Flathead are typically yellowish to light brown on the back and sides, with a yellowish to cream belly.
 
Reaching sexual maturity in three to six year, spawning occurs from late May through August, when the water temperatures reach 75 degrees or better.  Flatheads prefer to nest in areas with submerged logs and other debris. Females lay approximately a 1,000 eggs per pound of body mass. After four to six days, the eggs hatch and the fry school together at the nest for several days, where the males guard them aggressively.
 


Most Recent Flathead Catfish Forum Posts
First Colorado Flathead 07.27.17 by SGM
New Record 03.19.15 by Wattzz
pueblo catfish 08.30.14 by nicrfisher
rare catch 10.30.13 by solobogeyman
git r done 09.05.13 by nicrfisher
nice fathers day with dad 07.10.13 by alexyakich
Harry?? Is that you??? 04.16.13 by nightangler
catfishin 04.10.13 by fishinantz
New State Record Flathead Cat Pueblo 01.07.12 by Browns Hunter
Flathead Catfish Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts
Blog: Hump Days 10.18.16 by Neal Wilkinson
Blog: Thoughts on Catfish Tactics 10.07.15 by David Coulson
Blog: Boomerang Tool Co. Grip 11.07.12 by Joshua Christensen
Blog: DIY No Drill Removable Kayak Fish FInder 09.29.12 by Joshua Christensen
Blog: Take Your Time 04.12.12 by Joshua Christensen
Blog: Spring (Rebirth) New podcasts coming Soon! 04.11.12 by Tim Emery
Blog: It's your fault! 02.21.12 by Tim Emery
Blog: 4 Apps Every Angler With A Smartphone Should Use 02.09.12 by Joshua Christensen
Recent Colorado Flathead Catfish Photos by Fish Explorer Members
by SGM - FIrst Colorado Flathead by Chrosslaw - by ibKroniK - by alexyakich - my dad`s father`s day flathead cat. he was so happy he still can`t stop talking about it lol. 2nd time i ever seen a flathead at pueblo res. hope all the fathers had a great day also. by Howie - by The Reelist - 26 inch, 8 LB.!!!