Are bullheads catfish?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by xposedguts, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. xposedguts

    xposedguts New Member

    Messages:
    146
    State:
    Illinois
    Quick question, are bullheads actually catfish or no?
     
  2. MRR

    MRR New Member

    Messages:
    4,947
    State:
    Louisiana,Mo.
    Yes they are a catfish.And my honest opinion they are the best tasting catfish in the water. Don't get as big as the others but a real good flavor. Skinem,gutem ,cut head off ,put in catfish batterand fry whole.UmUm good.
    My humble opinion.
     

  3. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

    Messages:
    4,404
    State:
    Little Rock, AR
    They are definitely catfish. There are over 3,000 different kinds of catfish. Here is a link you might find interesting about the different types:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catfish
     
  4. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

    Messages:
    1,514
    State:
    South Carolina
    Or are catfish bullheads? Hmm.


    Are mushrooms toadstools? Or are toadstools mushrooms?


    Sorry. Couldn't help myself.


    Short answer: our catfish and bullheads are all members of the catfish family.
     
  5. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,059
    State:
    sc
    As already said here...they taste good.
     
  6. xposedguts

    xposedguts New Member

    Messages:
    146
    State:
    Illinois
    k thanks for info, just woundering cause a kid told me bullheads arnt "real catfish" but i thought they were so just makin sure.
     
  7. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,059
    State:
    sc
    That is true for bowfin aka mudfish. Maybe thats what he is thinking about.
     
  8. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

    Messages:
    4,303
    State:
    Montgomery, Alabama
    Yes they are catfish, but they are small.
     
  9. xposedguts

    xposedguts New Member

    Messages:
    146
    State:
    Illinois
    will do haha:smile2:
     
  10. RCollier

    RCollier New Member

    Messages:
    15
    State:
    Oklahoma
    I've never tried eating them but I just might now. lol I never tried gar before until a few weeks ago now i target them if I cant catch anything else.
     
  11. caneycat

    caneycat New Member

    Messages:
    196
    State:
    Texas
    Yes, thay are a catfish!
     
  12. Catwagon

    Catwagon New Member

    Messages:
    125
    State:
    Justin, TX
    When you catch them out of the right quality water they ain't bad eatin'.
     
  13. coolarrow2

    coolarrow2 New Member

    Messages:
    249
    State:
    Texas
    Yes they are catfish and they are really good bait for flatheads!!
     
  14. fshnutz

    fshnutz New Member

    Messages:
    310
    State:
    Sacramento California
    I agree they are good eating! Can't get much of a fillet off em' but if you cook em' hole they are good!
    Linz
     
  15. yeppa

    yeppa New Member

    Messages:
    636
    State:
    Topeka, Kansas
    I'm pretty sure that I read (in one of my tropical fish mags) That the catfish group contains more species of fish than any other, Good for us--huh???
     
  16. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

    Messages:
    3,936
    State:
    Lost Wages
    Small but mighty. Ive eaten quite a few in my day.:cool2:
     
  17. Jay Jay

    Jay Jay New Member

    Messages:
    136
    State:
    Wisconsin
    We have a local bar that features fried bullheads on Wed night , there great deep fried ,makes for a busy night at the bar. They serve them whole with slaw n fries n lots cold beer !
     
  18. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

    Messages:
    2,544
    State:
    Oakwood Georgia
    I agree it seems the best bullheads come from clear lakes and the cleaner rivers and streams I have eaten bullheads from some waters and they were not very good but if taken from the right place there are very few fish that rival the table quality of a pan fried bullhead:wink: