Thanks bois. I've not even thought of doing baby catfish. I know they eat them.
Bullhead catfish spawn in the mouth of streams normally found in the back of coves. In the Southern US, they prefer waters in the 75 to 80 degree range for spawning areas. I guarantee when the bullhead spawn is on largemouth bass are there, along with other species of catfish, to feed on the baby bullheads. I've been intent on doing a baby bullhead catfish pattern on a squarebill, but just haven't gotten around to it....yet. Thank you for the great idea on how to mimic bullhead catfish skin using steel wool as a mask.