Water Temp - Water Temperature for Bull Head Catfish?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by tafry79, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. tafry79

    tafry79 New Member

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    What temperature does the water need to be before the bullheads start biting good?
     
  2. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC. They bite year round here. They turn on when temp reaches 50:wink:
     

  3. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    welcome aboard.I find bullheads bite best in warm weather but you can catch them pretty much year around.
     
  4. ChannelCatBen

    ChannelCatBen New Member

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    Here in the frozen north, we catch them through the ice. Usually, if you can find them, they'll bite.

    I got into a bunch of them last week, in deeper water. The water temp was about 35 or 36, maybe colder down deep, and the hole I was fishing was a creek channel about 20' deep.

    As the water warms up, they move shallower, and can be caught easier. The warmer the better, but yes, they'll bite year round. They are tastier now, though, when the water's cold.

    edit- I just noticed you're in MN. Whereabouts are you?
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Tim Welcome to the BOC, from So. Illinois. If you can find the Bullheads you should be able to catch them.:0a18::0a25::0a25:
     
  6. payton350

    payton350 New Member

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    Around here it seems like they are easy found over running the small creeks, and ponds. Ounce you find them in a small body of water it is a good possibility that they are about the only species in there. You can catch them alot of the time on a bare hook.