BULLHEAD CATFISH

Discussion in 'LOCAL GEORGIA TALK' started by creekrunnerpca123, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. creekrunnerpca123

    creekrunnerpca123 New Member

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    JUST HOW BIG DO BULL HEADS GET,SOMEONE SAID THERE WERE BULLHEADS IN TOBO,JUST CURIOUS,THANKS
     
  2. Wvawitrado

    Wvawitrado New Member

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    My buddy has a picture of a bullhead that is 18# and was caught out of eastman lake, ca they normally are less than a foot long and primarily are for bait...IMO but there are other places where they flourish too im sure and are bigger but I know that they arent the biggest species of cat by any means one of the smaller ones
     

  3. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    Georgia State Record Freshwater Fishes

    Bullhead, Brown

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    5 lbs. 8 oz.
    James W. Andrews
    O.F. Veal Pond
    May 22, 1978
     
  4. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    World Record - Bullhead Catfish
    (All Tackle)
    Weight: 8 lbs. - 15 oz.
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    Source: National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame - 2003 Edition
     
  5. Wvawitrado

    Wvawitrado New Member

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    Are you sure? I have heard of larger bullhead than that and I actually can contact a buddy for his picture...Is there different types of bullheads?
     
  6. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    IF BULLHEAD GOT TO 18 LBS I WOULD BE ON A BULLHEAD SITE NOT A CATFISHING SITE:smile2::smile2::smile2:

    THAT WOULD BE ONE HELL OF A FIGHT!!!!!!
     
  7. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    Source: National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame - 2003 Edition _There is a Yellow Bullhead but I think its even less. Maybe someone else knows.
     
  8. Wvawitrado

    Wvawitrado New Member

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    LOL I HOPE MY BUDDYS PICTURE IS WHAT HE SAYS CAUSE ILL LOOK LIKE A KNUCKLEHEAD IF ITS A CHANNEL BUT THE WAY IT SEEMS IT LOOKS LIKE IT ALREADY IS A CHANNEL LOL no flats or blues where I am
     
  9. Sultan of Slime

    Sultan of Slime New Member

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    Tobo is full of bullheads and channels.A few flatheads but not too many.
     
  10. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    There are several species of bullhead. Black, brown, yellow, spotted, and snail bullheads are some of the different kinds. The white catfish is also a member of the bullhead family, and they are all members of the genus "Ameiurus". The white cat is the largest, and the IGFA list a 18 lb. 14 oz. fish as the world record; however, the FHF lists a 22 lb. monster white cat from CA as the record. (Thanks In-Fisherman book! :big_smile:)
     
  11. armyfisher

    armyfisher Member

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    bullhead really dont get that big, they are really better for bait than anything else. If your lucky to get a decent sized one then eat um, i like bullhead over channel dont know why just do. but hey if you do catch a bigin throw um back let um get bigger unless its the record the one i got on my picture was 5 lbs 5 o.z. 4 o.z. from the state record for brown bullhead. i'll tell ya what though them little ones put up a hella fight they're little scrappers for sure. :cool2:
     
  12. Bad_fisherman21

    Bad_fisherman21 New Member

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    No joke man them things pull harder then hell i caught a 5 pounder and he felt more like 10 those things are insanely strong
     
  13. festus

    festus New Member

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    I have a creek running through my backyard that's about 18-20 feet wide and about 6' deep. It has bullheads in it, but I don't remember catching one over 8" to 10". I have caught them downstream where the creek widens and gets deeper, but very seldom over 12". Black bullheads and yellow bullheads. They are good eating. I have never used them for bait, but I hear madtom catfish are better for fishing with.
     
  14. LOWCOUNTRY CATMAN

    LOWCOUNTRY CATMAN New Member

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    I love catching bullheads when we cant go to the river.We go to a pond that was stocked with brown bullheads and they fight really good for their size.They are a blast on lite tackle.I havent used one for bait,so I cant comment on that.I have ate them and they are good eatin.Oh,I catch them on shrimp and some on crawlers.

    Note: my avatar is a brown bullhead
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2009
  15. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    8"10" bullheads make great flathead bait. I like them better than perch or chubs.
     
  16. SouthGADan

    SouthGADan New Member

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    We like to explore the creeks around the area, and we catch bullhead pretty often. Biggest one was 10-12", but they sure do put up a good fight for their size.