bullhead bait or game

Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by paintball1022, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. paintball1022

    paintball1022 New Member

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    is bullhead a game fish or bait fish..... i thought a bullhead was a type of catfish?!?!?!:sad2:
     
  2. treddinwater

    treddinwater Active Member

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    I don't believe they are recognized by the state as gamefish. I find them quit tasty though :big_smile:
     

  3. shadgutter

    shadgutter New Member

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    use them for bait, one of the best flatty baits. who cares if its game fish, if you catch it on a rod and reel u can use it!
     
  4. paintball1022

    paintball1022 New Member

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    is it a catfish though no one has answered that question.... does it look like a plat or channel or ?????
     
  5. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    A bull head is a catfish bro. [​IMG]

    They don't get too big maybe a pound is a big one... man I havent seen a bullhead since I was a kid lol
     
  6. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    bullheads are bait, as a matter of fact they are some of the best bait available for flats
     
  7. paintball1022

    paintball1022 New Member

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    how can u tell a bullhead from a flatty i haven't caught a whole lot of catfish but they both look the same......
     
  8. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    The Flat has a bottom jaw that protrudes way out past the top jaw. Also the 3 fin spines are always dull. That and the Flats don't bite hard on your fingers....OUCH!!!!!

    :smile2:

    The Bull r both great eattin and great bait!!! As live bait they can better withstand the high water temps and lack of oxygen.
     
  9. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    lol, fish in the right place with hand sized bluegills with an apropriate rod n reel etc you won't catch a bullhead I promise:wink:
    you'll find answers to basic stuff like these questions your asking by looking around even just a little bit... at this rate it has taken you days just to find out what a bullhead looks like LOL.