Update: Never tried Flathead Catfish as table fare. Kept the 10 lb. fish from previous report based on articles I have read on-line. Just fried him up and had him for breakfast. By far the best tasting catfish I have ever eaten. We are saving some to bake and have with lemon and drawn butter as suggested by many on-line articles. Can't wait to try. Needless to say I wont be releasing the smaller ones any more. Still have a soft spot for the big ones. Will still keep the big guys and gals swimming.