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Re: Bullheads [Re: Lepomis4Life.] #12668390
03/12/18 11:57 AM
03/12/18 11:57 AM
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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
Re: Bullheads [Re: ConwayFishy] #12668831
03/12/18 04:15 PM
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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.


Re: Bullheads [Re: Lepomis4Life.] #12669126
03/12/18 06:55 PM
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Bull heads resemble tadpoles. One alternate name for them is polywogs among some other more colorful nomenclature.

Last edited by Dawson Hefner; 03/12/18 06:55 PM.

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Re: Bullheads [Re: Dawson Hefner] #12669907
03/13/18 03:00 AM
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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.

Re: Bullheads [Re: Lepomis4Life.] #12677993
03/18/18 02:33 PM
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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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Re: Bullheads [Re: Lepomis4Life.] #12686846
03/24/18 02:22 AM
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Re: Bullheads [Re: Lepomis4Life.] #12687142
03/24/18 01:36 PM
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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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