Bullhead or Bluegill for flathead catfish bait?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by kyron4, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. kyron4

    kyron4 New Member

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    Used live, which is the better Flathead bait; Bulegills or Bullheads ? Or does it matter ? -Thanks
     
  2. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    IMo Both work good depends on where, how and When your fishing.
     

  3. kyron4

    kyron4 New Member

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    Used in river fishing, fished on the bottom.
     
  4. CatfishHateMe

    CatfishHateMe New Member

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    use both, theyll tell you what one is better:tounge_out::wink: lol
     
  5. bigcatmaniac

    bigcatmaniac New Member

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    i have used both and they both work fine at certain times of the year. Flatheads will eat either one of them.
     
  6. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    Around my neck of the woods, they REALLY like bluegill. Yes, bullhead will catch 'em too, but just not as well as the bluegill(in my opinion). I like to use both of them at about four to six inches in length. Hope this helps.

    -Redd
     
  7. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    i have used both but now will only use the bluegill since i dont want to spread the bullheads around
     
  8. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I heard they both work good for bait.
     
  9. tnkatman

    tnkatman New Member

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    Both Work Good But My Personal Preference Is Bluegills.
     
  10. Ice-Berg

    Ice-Berg New Member

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    Bluegill because you can't hurt the population of the water there'in as easy as bullheads. And bluegill are alot easier to get. But flats bite them the same.
     
  11. bluehunter

    bluehunter New Member

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    Both are deadly. But I hear that the bullheads tend to on the average have more of the trophy flats hit it.
     
  12. stoney

    stoney New Member

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    i would say blue gill hands down...
     
  13. allworknofish

    allworknofish New Member

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    i think they will hit the bluegill better. when i use bullheads is in a little faster moving water because they seem to stay alive a bit better in the current than bluegill. but in slower water, id use the bluegill.
     
  14. Trim

    Trim New Member

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    I have had better luck with bluegill.
     
  15. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    i use bluegills mostly, but i have caught some pretty nice cats on small (6-8") bullheads as well as carp.
    -jordan