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Hunting, shooting, fishing for Bullhead

Spinning, Fly fishing, Fresh water fishing, Game fishing, Ice fishing, Spearfishing

The shortened catfish, with squared off fins, is always a challenge to fish for.

The dark, murky, brackish waters that bullheads inhabit are full of hundreds of ways to lose your lure.

Luckily, their taste palette agrees to many things, fruit, mice, dead fish, ect. You name it, the bullhead will eat it: it's perfectly normal to catch a bullhead with chicken livers and other aromatic meats.

Since they are hardy fish, surviving for hours out of the water, adapting to acidic, polluted water and warm water, they can be found in healthy populations everywhere west of the continental divide in North America (Montana and east).

When going out for bullhead for the first time, don't listen to your clown of a cousin and touch or take in the hand a bullhead fin. Chances are you will get stung, or poked by one of their detachable, poison-spitting fin spines. It most likely won't kill you, but it will make your time on the water much worse off afterward.

Catching bullhead does have its rewards. They will fight rough to try and spit the hook and are great fun to go for with light tackle.

Another catfish adventure!

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Varieties: Black Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead