Bullhead -vs- Pollys

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by BigDuck, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. BigDuck

    BigDuck New Member

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    Is there a difference or are they one in the same. Here in NE Arkansas we call'em pollys and I believe its a bullhead to others.?:confused2:
     
  2. grizzly

    grizzly New Member

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    They are the same thing, aka mudcats and jugheads.
     

  3. bluesbrother

    bluesbrother New Member

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    the same.i believe,stinkbait will catch them good luck
     
  4. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Yes, polly wogs and bullheads are one in the same!!! Different areas have different names for them, I just call them , "BAIT" !!!
     
  5. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I always called tadpoles polly woggs, and bullheads bullheads:big_smile:
     
  6. fishhook

    fishhook New Member

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    It must be an ohio thing but I've always heard tadpoles called polly wogs and bullheads called bullheads although I was born and raised in South Shore, Ky.
     
  7. motodragon2003

    motodragon2003 New Member

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    I'm still new to the catfishing game and still after reading............not sure what a bull head is.........is that like baby yellow belly cats???
     
  8. Team StrayCats

    Team StrayCats New Member

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    Hi up in indiana (INDY) we called them yellow bellys here in my part of florida they call them sugar cats they do taste very good on a plate
     
  9. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Jack :smile2: . However a polly wog is someone that has not crossed the equator and gone thru the ceremony of life :tounge_out:
     
  10. MNwiskers21

    MNwiskers21 New Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    Well I live in Minnesota and bullheads are the only fish species that we can use for bait and I occasionally do. I actually eat more bullheads than I use for bait especially early in the year when the water is still cold. Wrap a couple of them in some tinfoil with some onions garlic some salt and a couple tablespoons of butter, and a few small new potatos and you got yourself a very tasty meal .

    Take Care Everyone!

    Sincerly, Kevin
     
  11. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    there called bullheads here in mo.:cool2:
     
  12. just cats

    just cats New Member

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    Always called em bullheads. What we call pollywogs or tadpoles are young frogs that haven't grown their legs yet. Look like they'd be a great bait but I haven't caught sqat on em. Bullheads on the other hand are a terrific bait. Hard for me to get around here.
     
  13. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    John
    Well as mentioned by others above, in different parts of the country There called different things. Here in Iowa a tadpole is called a pollywog an imature frog, and a bullhead is called a bullhead or a yellowbelly. And Carp are called Bug Eyed Bass and some of the guys buy them Big fancy boats that go like heck and they have tournaments and win money. at least thats what I think there fishing for CARP isen't it? But them Boys call um Bass! I know that I haven't had any luck catching them carp on no plugs and them plastic worms. I just use corn But I ain't going to tell them and spoil all there Fun. LOL. J.D.
    :smile2:
     
  14. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    I agree with flathunter and fishhook. I am from Missouri and we call tadpoles pollywogs too. Bullheads are just bullheads or mud cats. We probably don't have any cute nick-names for them because they don't get fished for that much around here. Although a new world record was caught this summer in mo. 6 pounds 6 ounces! that's one big "pollywog".