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#12668390 - 03/12/18 06:57 AM Re: Bullheads [Re: Lepomis4Life.]
kodys'papa Offline
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Registered: 07/19/05
Posts: 17760
Loc: Tawakoni/Mogote, CO.
Caught seven little ones yesterday in my cast net... No fun
Hooking a fish is like playing string with a cat. The exact size, shape, color of string matters less than how you wiggle it- and little cats are easier to fool than big ones. John Gierach

#12668831 - 03/12/18 11:15 AM Re: Bullheads [Re: ConwayFishy]
spazm09 Offline
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Registered: 04/16/09
Posts: 2162
Loc: Dallas, Tx
Originally Posted By: ConwayFishy
How can you tell the difference between that and a channel or blue. At first glance, they all look the same. Just pretend its a channel and fry it up.

I don't know about anyone else, but I can easily tell the difference. They're called bullheads for a reason. Plus they have a rounded tail vs the forked tail that channels have.

#12669126 - 03/12/18 01:55 PM Re: Bullheads [Re: Lepomis4Life.]
Dawson Hefner Offline
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Registered: 09/10/09
Posts: 2964
Loc: Brownsboro, Tx
Bull heads resemble tadpoles. One alternate name for them is polywogs among some other more colorful nomenclature.

Edited by Dawson Hefner (03/12/18 01:55 PM)
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#12669907 - 03/12/18 10:00 PM Re: Bullheads [Re: Dawson Hefner]
Lepomis4Life. Offline

Registered: 10/09/17
Posts: 64
Originally Posted By: Dawson Hefner
Little devils will put a hurting on your finger too, stay clear of that mouth

No doubt...the tip of my finger learned that real quick when I tried to remove the hook. I've caught huge flatheads and stuck my whole hands in their mouth...if a bullhead got that big you could lose a whole hand.

#12677993 - 03/18/18 09:33 AM Re: Bullheads [Re: Lepomis4Life.]
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I catch a fair number of them in Athens when targeting sunfish. I always turn them loose. But I grew up in CO and we used to catch and eat them there and they were always good but the water was a lot colder and cleaner than the water here so that may have made a difference.
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#12686846 - 03/23/18 09:22 PM Re: Bullheads [Re: Lepomis4Life.]
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#12687142 - 03/24/18 08:36 AM Re: Bullheads [Re: Lepomis4Life.]
jippedgenes Offline
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Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 814
My son when he was 7-8 were out fishing and saw a bunch of little tadpoles swimming in a school in real shallow water. my son said "dad, you think one of those would live in my fish tank?"

so I walked out in the water and grabbed. they were 3/4" long bullheads. I yanked my hand back and had 4-5 of them sticking out of my palm. I then noticed they were bullheads.

We took one home and had it for 3 years before letting it go back in the pond it came from at 6" and having eaten all his aquarium fish.

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