flathead catfish

noun
flat·​head catfish | \ ˈflat-ˌhed- How to pronounce flathead catfish (audio) \

Definition of flathead catfish

: a large yellowish catfish (Pylodictis olivaris) of the central and Gulf states of the U.S. with the sides and back heavily mottled with brown or black

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Examples of flathead catfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While there are a number of American catfish (and similar-looking bullheads) the most important catfish species to American anglers are channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish. Popular Science, "A beginner’s guide to freshwater fishing," 1 June 2020 While there are a number of American catfish (and similar-looking bullheads) the most important catfish species to American anglers are channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish. Popular Science, "A beginner’s guide to freshwater fishing," 1 June 2020 While there are a number of American catfish (and similar-looking bullheads) the most important catfish species to American anglers are channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, "The Beginner’s Guide to Catching Your First Fish," 11 May 2020 Fish caught there include flathead catfish, burbot, walleye, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Fishbrain app reveals the 10 best places to fish in metro Detroit," 21 Jan. 2020 Captain Mike Mitchell says the winter months are prime time for a monster blue or flathead catfish on lakes Wheeler or Wilson. Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday Fishing Report: Plenty of good fishing during holidays," 20 Dec. 2019 In 2017, Michael Flock caught a 30-pound flathead catfish in Pueblo Reservoir. Danika Worthington, The Know, "Colorado man catches record-breaking catfish that’s bigger than a small dog," 9 Dec. 2019 Blue catfish were introduced into several Virginia western shore Bay tributaries by state biologists beginning in the early 1970s, and later flathead catfish were added. Bill May, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Bill May: Searching for Potomac blue catfish," 24 Nov. 2019 In fresh water carp, blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish activity increases at least through November and may last longer. Bill May, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Bill May: Putting together some fall fishing plans," 13 Oct. 2019

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1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Flathead catfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flathead%20catfish. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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