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What are some tips to catching Bullheads in a slow moving crick?

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  • What are some tips to catching Bullheads in a slow moving crick?

    What are some tips to catching Bullheads in a slow moving crick?

  • #2
    Each year me and my best friend do a frog and turtle hunt the weekend after the fourth of July. We camp out and live entirely off the grid for two days. This year we have a new tool to throw into the equation, a 15 foot canoe. We will be heading into the back reaches of the crick and staying for two days. With the gear we now have to pack in (usually just camp in the backyard) we can only fit a small cooler with the tent and everything else in the canoe. This translates to taking the bare essentials for food rations, eggs, bacon, bread, and about 5 gallons of water. A big old whiskerfish would be a nice addition to frog and snapper meat.

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    • #3
      Sounds like a fun trip, and I wish I could help, but bullheads are outside my experience. Have a great time and be safe.

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      • #4
        Up here in Maine we have some Brown Bullhead(hornpout). I've always found a worm(or lacking that fish entrails) on a bobber or just bounced along the bottom works well. The bobber is dependent on how deep a stream you've got.

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        • #5
          Night crawlers fished on the bottom will do the trick.

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          • #6
            Thank you guys for the advice. We will be leaving around noon on Friday and returning sometime Sunday. Since we launch from my backyard I am thinking of staying until Tuesday Morning.

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            • #7
              When fishing in rivers for cats, I use a slip or egg type sinker above a swivel and then 18-24" leader to the hook. I use only Gamagatsu full circle hooks now. They hook the cat's lip on the way out instead of lodging in it's throat where it's difficult to remove.

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              • #8
                Smitty, How did your camping trip go? Did you catch any cats?

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