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Bullheads #12658429
03/05/18 03:03 AM
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Highlands, Texas U.S.A.
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Does anyone on here try to catch them for purposes other than bait? I've been catching a few while bluegill fishing and they give my UL tackle a good workout.

Re: Bullheads [Re: Lepomis4Life.] #12658479
03/05/18 03:30 AM
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I don’t, some eat them, but I wouldn’t, one about that size is flathead candy


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Re: Bullheads [Re: Lepomis4Life.] #12658640
03/05/18 12:41 PM
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Brownsboro, Tx
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They eat fine before the moss gets to blooming in the lakes. A little firmer fleshed than channels and blues. Taste like moss when the weather warms


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Re: Bullheads [Re: Lepomis4Life.] #12658780
03/05/18 02:41 PM
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We ate more of them than any fish when I was a kid because we fished stock tanks and a creek, and they were full of them. They are ok if water isn't too hot and stagnant.

Re: Bullheads [Re: Lepomis4Life.] #12658790
03/05/18 02:46 PM
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We ate more of them than any fish when I was a kid because we fished stock tanks and a creek, and they were full of them. They are ok if water isn't too hot and stagnant.

Re: Bullheads [Re: Lepomis4Life.] #12658799
03/05/18 02:52 PM
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Irving/Valley Ranch
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Any creek or pond that has areas of thick mud will have them in that area. I've eaten them and they tasted like a channel cat with a little extra fat on it. Just don't think it's worth the effort to clean them though, not very much meat for the size.

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Re: Bullheads [Re: Lepomis4Life.] #12659656
03/05/18 09:50 PM
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Dallas,& Freestone counties
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thumb Ate them when I was a kid. We kept the bigger ones. The biggest we ever caught was in a minnow seine. It was 5 lbs. They tasted good.

Re: Bullheads [Re: Lepomis4Life.] #12659738
03/05/18 10:45 PM
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The yellow bullheads are the "best." I've caught them up to 3#, and they're not bad out of good water. I've caught black and brown bullheads from mossy ponds that the neighborhood alley cats turned their noses at.

Re: Bullheads [Re: Lepomis4Life.] #12660251
03/06/18 09:50 AM
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Brownsboro, Tx
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Little devils will put a hurting on your finger too, stay clear of that mouth


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Re: Bullheads [Re: Lepomis4Life.] #12660402
03/06/18 01:52 PM
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southwest more west than south...
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A poke from their fins sting worst than any other freshwater catfish


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Re: Bullheads [Re: Dawson Hefner] #12660966
03/06/18 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted By: Dawson Hefner
Little devils will put a hurting on your finger too, stay clear of that mouth


Damn right. Had one come down on my thumb last year. He almost lost his life!

Re: Bullheads [Re: Lepomis4Life.] #12661025
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I know a asian dude his folks are from the old country he said they grew up eating them... He said they are good. Like a channel.


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Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.
Re: Bullheads [Re: Lepomis4Life.] #12667786
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We ate a lot of them when I was a kid. I still would but don't catch them any more.

Re: Bullheads [Re: JJ4MEL] #12668291
03/12/18 04:02 AM
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Originally Posted By: JJ4MEL
Originally Posted By: Dawson Hefner
Little devils will put a hurting on your finger too, stay clear of that mouth


Damn right. Had one come down on my thumb last year. He almost lost his life!


Same here! Had a little one chomp down and felt like my thumb was in vise. Hurt like hell. Crazy how powerful their bite is.

Re: Bullheads [Re: Lepomis4Life.] #12668384
03/12/18 11:33 AM
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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.


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