Bullhead bait

Discussion in 'ALL OTHER FISH' started by primitivefrn, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. primitivefrn

    primitivefrn Member

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    I know they will at times hit any thing what your go to bait & I know this varies from spot to spot, also anybody had luck with manufacture bait & Bull heads
     
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  2. Damrod

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    Just plain old worms. Always seems to do best for me. Red wigglers or pieces of nightcrawler
     
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  3. WIcatter

    WIcatter Well-Known Member

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    Mostly just nightcrawlers, but have caught them on stinkbait also as by-catch.
     
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  4. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    cheepest hot dog wennies i can buy.
     
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  5. eastforker

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    Have caught bullheads on chubs and shiners in the daytime. Worms seem to get more bluegills in the daytime for me.
     
  6. ramon06

    ramon06 Well-Known Member

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    Shrimp, worms, cut bluegill, hot dogs
     
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  7. Keith Mette

    Keith Mette Horse-MON Supporting Member

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    Dip bait with the right mix will slaughter channels.

    Bullheads are for flatheads, in waters where they actually know what one is.
     
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  8. Brackish*Water

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    Are bullheads ever yellow? I'm wondering if I have caught some fish that I thought were small flatheads were actually bullheads.
     
  9. eastforker

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    There are yellow, brown and black bullheads. Yellow Bullheads have white barbels on the bottom of there mouth. I don't stick my fingers in there mouth it's all red and teethy looking unlike a flathead where it feels like jagged sandpaper.
    Most bullheads I have caught are 5" to 10" and very rarely get one in 12" to 14" range. Bullheads tails are more rounded than a flathead and a flatheads lower jaw comes out farther than there upper jaw.
     
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  10. Brackish*Water

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    Thanks EastForker I'll make sure to get a pic next time.
     
  11. Spideyjg

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    Where I make bait the carp and sunfish bite late in the day and then near twilight the bullheads come out in droves and eat anything in the water. They coincide with the mosquitoes swarming out.

    Tons of attitude in a tiny fish. Bastiges always try to bite me.

    Jim
     
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  12. Brackish*Water

    Brackish*Water Active Member

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    That sure sounds like what I've been catching because when I'm trying to unhook them they clamp down hard on my fingers like they are in a vise
     
  13. Spideyjg

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    That is a bullhead for you. Caught a really large one in a lake and lipped like a small channel, it clamped down, thrashed, and sanded my knuckle to a bloody mess.

    Wouldn't want to see that much 'tude in a blue or flathead.

    Jim
     
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  14. eastforker

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    Bullheads are really good bait if you can keep them out of snags. I usually cut there stingers down so I can net them without getting them stuck in my net.
    bullhead.jpg Flatheads will eat them either way. bullhead.jpg
     
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  15. BBK

    BBK Well-Known Member

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    During the daytime, a 1/8oz jig head and a chunk of crawler on the bottom. They wont swallow the jighead as bad as they do standard hooks. At night, chum an area with plain old white bread and then fish a lighted bobber and piece of worm right where you chummed, about half way to the bottom.

    If you are using them for flathead bait, take a pair of diagonal cutters with you and snip the barbs the second you catch them.. it will save some cussing down the road
     
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