Bullhead

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by elshale, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. elshale

    elshale New Member

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    Grouwing up I use to have blast fishing yellow belly bullhead up north in Iowa and Minnesota. Why do they tell you not to put bullhead in you r pond or lake. I have 3-4 acre lake with a well astablished bass, bluegill/sunny, channel, and snapper population. What would having some spotted ga bullhead in the lake do.
     
  2. nuthinlikeacat

    nuthinlikeacat New Member

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    Eric,
    If I remember you said before you used to be from MN? Well, up here in MN the lakes are just full of them. They are having problems in Southern MN with the bullhead population. They populate VERY fast, and they are hard to get rid of.

    By putting a few bullheads in a small pond, you take the chance of Overrunning your pond with bullheads, which can severly hurt your chances to catch any real gamefish outta your pond.

    There is nothing more frustrating here in MN that trying to fish a lake with live bait and catch nothing but bullheads! :cursing:
     

  3. elshale

    elshale New Member

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    Snellville, Georgia
    I only had problems with bull head in south western lakes like cottonwood lake in windom mn but lake of the woods, red, milax, never a problem due to the larger killers like pike and walleye. Were do you fish in MN? I have such a bass abundant lake I assumed the would keep the bullhead pop down like they do the channel spawning population. I was only looking for yellow bullhead who like cleaner water and spawn like channel may june cycle not all year. I will ask dnr thanks
     
  4. Rainman4u2

    Rainman4u2 Guest

    I was up north of Bemidji last month, and once you got out of the weed beds, the bullhead hit everything. Last Saturday that is all my friends caught while going through three dozen worms on a large lake here in IL. In both places, we have been advised if you catch them, get them out of the lake. Up north the blugill, crappie, and bass population have suffered due to the amount of bullhead. Down here, it's impossible to catch a catfish unless you are using dipbait. The little suckers love minows and cut bait.

    I guess in the long run it is your lake, and it's your decision.

    Ray
     
  5. elshale

    elshale New Member

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    Snellville, Georgia
    I think I will just stick to Channel.