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Discussion in 'LOCAL GEORGIA TALK' started by creekrunnerpca123, Aug 27, 2008.
JUST HOW BIG DO BULL HEADS GET,SOMEONE SAID THERE WERE BULLHEADS IN TOBO,JUST CURIOUS,THANKS
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
Georgia State Record Freshwater Fishes
Date:5 lbs. 8 oz.
James W. Andrews
O.F. Veal Pond
May 22, 1978
World Record - Bullhead Catfish
Weight: 8 lbs. - 15 oz.
Source: National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame - 2003 Edition
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?
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!!!!!!
Source: National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame - 2003 Edition _There is a Yellow Bullhead but I think its even less. Maybe someone else knows.
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
Tobo is full of bullheads and channels.A few flatheads but not too many.
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
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:
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
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.
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
8"10" bullheads make great flathead bait. I like them better than perch or chubs.
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.