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Bullheads #12658429
03/05/18 03:03 AM
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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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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
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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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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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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
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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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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
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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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Re: Bullheads [Re: Lepomis4Life.] #12668390
03/12/18 11:57 AM
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Caught seven little ones yesterday in my cast net... No fun


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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
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Bull heads resemble tadpoles. One alternate name for them is polywogs among some other more colorful nomenclature.

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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
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Re: Bullheads [Re: Lepomis4Life.] #12687142
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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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