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#492337 - 06/20/18 10:34 PM Bullhead?
Twar Offline

Registered: 04/09/17
Posts: 18
Loc: NY
Found these two hanging out near shoe this evening. Tails do not looked forked so I am assuming bullhead? Is this a problem? I have tons of bass and bluegill. Will they keep the population in check out should I plan to come the bullhead?


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#492344 - 06/21/18 01:01 AM Re: Bullhead? [Re: Twar]
anthropic Offline

Registered: 05/03/14
Posts: 1248
Loc: Louisiana, USA
No expert, but look like bullhead to me. If your pond is full of bass & BG, BH probably won't get out of hand. But if you don't like BH, by all means fish them out. They love garden hackle (worms)!
7 acre pond in east Texas, full pool reached March 2016. CNBG, RES, FHM stocked Nov 15; TP May 16; LSL bass 30 June 16. Added 100 12 inch N LMB and 1,000 shiners Oct 17, 150# TP and 70 HSB May 18

#492345 - 06/21/18 04:42 AM Re: Bullhead? [Re: Twar]
Mike Whatley Online   content

Registered: 04/22/18
Posts: 238
Loc: Louisiana
Yup, brown bullhead.
.10 surface acre pond, 10.5 foot deep. SW LA. The epidomy of a mutt pond. BG, LMB, GSF, RES, BH, Warmouth, FHM, Longear Sunfish, Gambusia and apparently, now crappie.

#492371 - 06/21/18 11:13 AM Re: Bullhead? [Re: Twar]
snrub Offline

Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 4834
Loc: SE Kansas
Watch for a ball of tiny fingerling black fish about the size of a basketball or larger. That will be the BH fry. You can dip net them out as the ball nears shore. Or just let the LMB take care of them.

In one of my old threads I post a link to an article about BH in farm ponds with LMB. If I remember will look up the link tonight. It basically says enjoy them while you can because the LMB will eat all the fry and the adults will eventually die of old age. So eventually the LMB extirpate them.

Edited by snrub (06/21/18 11:13 AM)

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