Bullheads??

Discussion in 'TEXAS LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by motard1, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    Anybody ever catch black bullheads around here? I never have,but think I did last night at cooper. I took some pics,so I'll post them in a while.
     
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  3. DADJBW

    DADJBW New Member

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    That's what it looks like to me, but im by far not a pro. I was up by Cooper last week. Whats the fishing like up there? Is there good bank access?
     
  4. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    that looks like a juvenile flathead to me?
     
  5. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    Thats what I thought at first,but then I looked harder. I counted fins and everything pointed to bullheads. I have never seen one,so I just don't know. As far as flatheads go,I have never seen one that color. The ones I have caught at cooper were brown going to bright yellow. This thing was BLACK and grey.
     
  6. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    i think the number one factor is wether it had an underbite or overbite. young flatheads do appear kinda black n splotchy, or molted. I caught one last year while I was catching bait.
     
  7. Redneck1

    Redneck1 Guest

    Looks like a small flathead to me also.
     
  8. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    looks like a baby flathead to me :cool2:
     
  9. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    WHat does under/over bite have to do with it. I am not real familiar w/ flatheads.
     
  10. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    flatheads have an underbite, blues, channels, and bullheads have an overbite
     
  11. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    It was a bullhead,for sure.
     
  12. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    What did it feel like was it really soft Its hard to explain bullheads all feel different then other cats IMO. I believe it was a baby Flathead.
     
  13. Redneck1

    Redneck1 Guest

    From the pictures I can see it looks like a flathead, it has a flathead, and its eyes are up near the top of its head, and the fins look like flathead fins, it's body shape looks like a flathead and it's color looks like a flathead. I could be wrong though.
    :big_smile:
     
  14. renji2476

    renji2476 New Member

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    Would that be like "If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck... It must be a duck!?" I think that's the philosophy... Thats about right for me!!!
    You like that I can spell philosophy!:eek:oooh::smile2: LOL!!! I think its a small flattie!!:wink:
     
  15. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    Ex-game warden friend of my dad said "bullhead"
     
  16. kheath

    kheath New Member

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  17. fatfreddy

    fatfreddy New Member

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    i belive its a flat head a bullhead has a nose like a drum almost look how far back the top lip is. i have known game wardons to be wrong theyre not a proffessor of aquatic life. really they sometimes are wrong too.
     
  18. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    Regardless,he went back to water. He will live to be caught another day.