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Title: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 13, 2018, 07:48 PM
just wondering ,anyone get any yet this year
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 14, 2018, 01:53 AM
Nope...went yesterday afternoon for a while. Nothing yet. Didn't stay too aweful long. Realized my license was expired and went home to renew it. Couple more years and I'll pay the $65 for a lifetime license.

Anyway, I put a line in the water.

Rg
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Post by: dirtydeeds on Apr 14, 2018, 02:00 AM
tried twice so far with no luck
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Post by: cnypanfisher on Apr 14, 2018, 03:40 AM
No peepers yet. :)
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Post by: SizeMatters on Apr 14, 2018, 04:44 AM
No peepers yet. :)
I haven't seen a soul at the usual spots if anyone was catching.  heard our first peepers last night.
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 14, 2018, 05:44 AM
Funny you should say that. I wasn't hearing any peepers either and thought " too cold yet"

Rg
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Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 14, 2018, 07:02 AM

No peepers here either ,
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Post by: Deadeyez on Apr 14, 2018, 07:24 AM
Iíve been hearing preepers for over a week and I live 5 min from cnypanfish. Havenít tried for bullheads yet though. I was going to last night but watched the fights instead.
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Post by: Rugburn on Apr 14, 2018, 10:51 AM
Good reminder to put some ear plugs in my bullhead bucket. When a bud and I really got into them last spring the peepers where deafening. My bud sacrificed a handkerchief so we could make some ear plugs. It was so disturbingly loud we ended up leaving a little early. My spot still had ice a few days ago, I'll give it a little more time. I can taste the chowder now though!
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 14, 2018, 11:57 AM
oh  well.........lets share that recipe  ;D
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 14, 2018, 12:48 PM
if theres any peepers out tonight they are going to freeze their lil  hineys cause it's getting cold
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Post by: myemmy on Apr 14, 2018, 04:34 PM
How about the sacandaga any spots for bullheads??
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Post by: skinny40 on Apr 14, 2018, 07:05 PM
Couldnt find any bullheads but found a bucket full of jumbo ramps willing to come home for dinner.
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Post by: icejohn on Apr 14, 2018, 09:59 PM
Went couple weeks  ago with iceralph and got about 40 nice bullhead water was cold but think spillway ran a little warmer water into river...also had to fight off  the carp that were around.....been blugill/crappie fishing since then...will. Be getting back on the bullhead maybe next week.
icejohn
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Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 14, 2018, 10:57 PM
One more week or so should kick them into gear.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 16, 2018, 06:16 PM
After all the rain this week something should happen other than high waters everyplace
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Post by: bigal409 on Apr 17, 2018, 01:19 PM
After all the rain this week something should happen other than high waters everyplace
Every place but Cayuga lake?  ;D ;D
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Post by: claymore6 on Apr 17, 2018, 04:45 PM
water temp at Sheldrake Point is 36-37 degrees. I think we need 40+ to get them really active.
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Post by: Rugburn on Apr 17, 2018, 04:59 PM
33* and snowing here....calendar is broken...
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Post by: fishinator on Apr 17, 2018, 04:59 PM
This thread cracks me up. Here in Indiana most people consider them a nuisance and here you guys are anticipating the bite. Just shows the differences in the regions. And what the heck is a peeper?
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 17, 2018, 05:04 PM
This thread cracks me up. Here in Indiana most people consider them a nuisance and here you guys are anticipating the bite. Just shows the differences in the regions. And what the heck is a peeper?


   Your missing out on some of the best tasting fish this time of year after ice out...  I feel sorry for you....
This is a peeper.........
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_peeper   (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_peeper)
 
 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwVEI5M-948)
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 17, 2018, 05:07 PM
33* and snowing here....calendar is broken...

   Still frozen in my spot..............    :-\
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Post by: dirtydeeds on Apr 17, 2018, 05:28 PM
i did not travel to any fishable ice and my local ice went fast and early so my freezer is lookin pretty empty...my family and I are anxiously awaiting the bullhead bite, my son and daughter cant wait! I worked in the freezing sleet/rain/slush/snow whatever ya wanna call it all day today but we will make them bullhead pay soon fellas, soon...
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Post by: Rugburn on Apr 17, 2018, 05:50 PM
Some old bull pics to get things kicked off...

(https://s7.postimg.cc/usczni51j/IMG_1471.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/usczni51j/)

(https://s7.postimg.cc/e4lhl7cwn/IMG_1478.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/e4lhl7cwn/)

(https://s7.postimg.cc/rlig49afb/IMG_1479.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/rlig49afb/)

The twinkle in my friends eye says it all...and don't forget the headlamp.
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: Garufi518 on Apr 17, 2018, 05:56 PM
Grew up fishing brant lake during the summers always always always caught bullhead decent size too!
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 17, 2018, 06:06 PM
This thread cracks me up. Here in Indiana most people consider them a nuisance and here you guys are anticipating the bite. Just shows the differences in the regions. And what the heck is a peeper?

yup if ya all don't know what a peeper is  you wouldn't know how much fun bullheads are
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: fishinator on Apr 17, 2018, 06:26 PM

   Your missing out on some of the best tasting fish this time of year after ice out...  I feel sorry for you....
This is a peeper.........
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_peeper   (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_peeper)
 
 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwVEI5M-948)
  Got ya on the peepers now, we just call them small frogs ;D. I ate my fair share of bullheads growning up. I prefer them over other catfish. Not sure why they have a bad rap around here.
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 17, 2018, 06:27 PM
Tell em trapp... if the peepers r peepin, then I'm out creepin.. and if u never ate a bullhead then u belong right there where ya r in Indiana there bud.. us new york folk catch enough fish all year to know whats good for the table..  :o ;D ;)
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 17, 2018, 06:28 PM
Gotta get em while da waters collld they haaarddd.... 🤗🤗
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 17, 2018, 06:29 PM
I really  don't love eating them I just like  catching them drinking  coffee  from a thermos and eating a sandwich with worm dirty hands  :rotflol:
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Post by: SWaMP ThInG on Apr 17, 2018, 06:32 PM
If i was hungry i would definitely eat that's all i know.. some worms and an old pole on the bank as a kid.. priceless  ;D ;D
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 18, 2018, 03:11 AM
Bullheads ...🤔🤔🤔🤔what are those...gonna get the shanty back out
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Post by: SizeMatters on Apr 18, 2018, 04:34 AM
I really  don't love eating them I just like  catching them drinking  coffee  from a thermos and eating a sandwich with worm dirty hands  :rotflol:
.........in the glow of a hissing Coleman lantern.
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 18, 2018, 06:26 AM

(https://s9.postimg.cc/mi2svosgr/IMG_2117.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/mi2svosgr/)
Mine is ready......so am I !

Rg
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 18, 2018, 02:48 PM
Better shut that off rg your gonna burn alot a tanks before that lantern gets to the bullhead spot😂🤣
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Post by: Swampking89 on Apr 18, 2018, 03:31 PM
Was thinking about going but my sinkers aren't heavy enough to break thru the skim ice!!
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Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 18, 2018, 06:16 PM
Wilson Harbor.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 18, 2018, 06:37 PM
I got a few  today!
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Post by: eyehi on Apr 18, 2018, 06:41 PM
Nice job trapper  :clapping: :clapping: looks like those bullheads won't get chased much by me this spring By the time it warms up enough walleye season will be open ....
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 18, 2018, 07:14 PM
I got a few out of a pond lol they can't get away lol
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Post by: iceman13166 on Apr 19, 2018, 09:57 AM
I'm still waiting on my leeches.  Where I fish the d**n dink perch won't leave the night crawlers alone.
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 19, 2018, 10:03 AM
I'm still waiting on my leeches.  Where I fish the d**n dink perch won't leave the night crawlers alone.

Yea
Leeches are way tougher for the ďotherĒ fish to strip you
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 21, 2018, 08:27 PM
big day today one burbot (which I never caught one in the river before) and one small bullhead.........well the bite is on 
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Post by: catfisher on Apr 22, 2018, 10:35 AM
 Fished west branch 12 mi. Creek Sat. A.M.  2 bullheads. Other guys got 2. Water muddy. Is water too cold, too dirty or need to be night fishing ???  Used night crawlers and chub pieces.
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Post by: greensider on Apr 22, 2018, 11:51 AM
When will the bullhead guys get caught up with the catfish guys shrimp shrimp shrimp
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Post by: bart on Apr 22, 2018, 03:07 PM
I really  don't love eating them I just like  catching them drinking  coffee  from a thermos and eating a sandwich with worm dirty hands  :rotflol:



 :laugh:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 22, 2018, 09:14 PM

(https://s18.postimg.cc/5za2audvp/thumbnailbullheads.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5za2audvp/)

fishing is getting better  best part I seen and hear a pair of loons  ;D  I didn't freeze and  I got enough for a dinner
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Post by: Deadeyez on Apr 23, 2018, 08:53 AM
Nice job Trap! We went last night and didnít have any luck. We also saw a pair of loons which was pretty cool
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Post by: shawn28 on Apr 23, 2018, 11:18 AM
Anyone know of a place near Cheektowaga where I can take my kids bullhead fishing I used to love going with my grandfather in upstate ny. Looking to get the kids out for bullhead or perch
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Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 23, 2018, 05:07 PM
Anyone know of a place near Cheektowaga where I can take my kids bullhead fishing I used to love going with my grandfather in upstate ny. Looking to get the kids out for bullhead or perch

Not really near Cheektowaga, but -

Back bay of Wilson Harbor
Beaver Island Marina - but only before they allow the boats in there - no fishing afterwards.
Big Six Mile Creek Marina in GI

Silver Lake has them too, but I haven't fished for them there since the late 60s and early 70's.

A place closer to try is Como Park lake.
Never fish for them there, but have heard people do catch them there over the years.

One last spot I used to fish for bullies a LOT back in the early 80's is on Home Rd in Millgrove where it crosses the creek.
There used to be a bridge there, but it's now gone and Home Rd is closed basically.
If you can get down it, enter from Walden Ave., just on the east side of the EC Home.  Drive down to the creek and enter on the right side of the road.
There is a deep hole there and it was always loaded with bullhead at this time of year.
Pike too, but they aren't legal until May 1st.


Good luck and have fun.
Mac
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 23, 2018, 05:12 PM
(https://s18.postimg.cc/5za2audvp/thumbnailbullheads.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5za2audvp/)

fishing is getting better  best part I seen and hear a pair of loons  ;D  I didn't freeze and  I got enough for a dinner

Nice Trap.

Hey...do something about your avatar

Rg
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 23, 2018, 08:38 PM
Nice Trap.

Hey...do something about your avatar

Rg

Yea, no ship.

 8)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 23, 2018, 08:40 PM
I don't know how to fix it
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Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 23, 2018, 10:08 PM
I don't know how to fix it


Up above Trap.

Profile

Forum Profile

You want to change your avatar.
Put in a new url of an image n line.
Or the url of an image you have saved on a photo website like Imgur.

Here is the link to imgur -

https://imgur.com/ (https://imgur.com/)

The url you currently have in there has expired, been removed, or something.
Guys using photobucket ran into this last year when photobucket changed their rules, and fees.
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Post by: UglyStik on Apr 24, 2018, 12:02 AM
Went tonight. Short story, no fish.

Went to Oneida South Shore. Weather was awesome. Lake was flat, water was gin clear. Did see two or so swimming around real slow. I also heard some surface strikes for about an  hour after dark, not sure what they were. There were maybe two dozen minnows around the dock (bucktails maybe?). My best guess is the water needs to warm just a little more & lake needs to turn over. Seems like it's real close. Maybe a little more chop would help, the clear water could be affecting the bite. Great night to be out, looking forward to doing it again.
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Post by: SizeMatters on Apr 24, 2018, 03:38 AM

Up above Trap.

Profile

Forum Profile

You want to change your avatar.
Put in a new url of an image n line.
Or the url of an image you have saved on a photo website like Imgur.

Here is the link to imgur -

https://imgur.com/ (https://imgur.com/)

The url you currently have in there has expired, been removed, or something.
Guys using photobucket ran into this last year when photobucket changed their rules, and fees.
I've been trying to change mine for a couple weeks.  Tried a wide variety of online pics.  I don't want another online "host".  Won't let me use anything but the "gallery". 
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Post by: iceman13166 on Apr 24, 2018, 06:12 AM
Starting to get them but it's very weird this year.  Without any leeches to use in my spot we've been catching a mixed bag from blue gills, pumkinseeds, rock bass, perch, bow fins and bullheads.  But the bullheads have only been biting between 8-9:30 and then pretty much shut off using night crawlers.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 24, 2018, 06:35 AM
I got 6 more last night and they are smaller then the ones I got last year ....I like the smaller ones  to eat but I did notice that  and  it's a slow bite  and fish act finicky .....seen the loons again  2 beaver and a million  endangered  geese
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 24, 2018, 06:47 AM

Up above Trap.

Profile

Forum Profile

You want to change your avatar.
Put in a new url of an image n line.
Or the url of an image you have saved on a photo website like Imgur.

Here is the link to imgur -

https://imgur.com/ (https://imgur.com/)

The url you currently have in there has expired, been removed, or something.
Guys using photobucket ran into this last year when photobucket changed their rules, and fees.

I don't even know what a url is  how can I use  one of my pictures  from my computer  to do this  if I can't then I'm a old man with long grey hair in a pony tail anda scruffy beard  and I'm holding a fish......


(https://s18.postimg.cc/grrdv9u1h/dancing-hillbilly-old-jug-moonshine-49803114.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/grrdv9u1h/)
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 24, 2018, 11:08 PM
That pic is a splitting image of you trapper👋👋👋.   By the way phone tag your it..I think we're both like 0 n 4....lol....and your message holy moly no idea what you had in your yapper but I have no idea what you said.. :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 25, 2018, 05:57 AM
That pic is a splitting image of you trapper👋👋👋.   By the way phone tag your it..I think we're both like 0 n 4....lol....and your message holy moly no idea what you had in your yapper but I have no idea what you said.. :rotflol: :rotflol:

guess you need a new phone

I can't see my image on here so I thinkit's your  issue  :rotflol:  if  dacker or  RG want to fix it I give them permission if I have too. I tried I can't
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 25, 2018, 07:31 AM
We can't change thT for you Trapper.

It's really simple to fix.

On the home screen choose Profile
A drop down menu will appear
Choose "Forum Profile"
Then just choose "No Avatar"

That will fix the exploded avatar.

If you want to add a new one later, I can give you instructions.

Rg
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Post by: rgfixit on Apr 25, 2018, 07:41 AM
Meanwhile.....back at the bullhead pond.......I went for a couple hours yesterday afternoon. No bites. Friday night I'll give it a real try and stay a while. This rain ought to get them going. I did hear some peepers and that's a good sign to me.

On this morning's walk I picked up a good pound of crawlers. Came home and made a 2 bucket worm farm that I saw on YouTube. One bucket sits inside of the other. The top bucket has a lid with air holes in the lid. The bottom of that bucket has holes for drainage into the bottom bucket. I used shredded newspaper and peat for the medium.

Then some research lead me to making some food for the little squirmers. Corn meal and oat meal ground up fine with the coffee grinder.

Seems I've done everything but use that coffee grinder for grinding coffee. Mostly it's used for making dubbing mixes and grinding up spices and herbs.

But, I've got a good supply of bait if they ever start biting.

Rg
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Post by: bart on Apr 25, 2018, 07:42 AM
Trap, after making the changes you have to click on "Change profile" in the bottom right hand corner also to complete and save any changes.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 25, 2018, 07:44 AM
ok that's  what I didn't  do
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Post by: bart on Apr 25, 2018, 07:47 AM
Never fish for bullheads on purpose. I have only caught a few through the ice, thinking about trying it?
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 25, 2018, 08:31 AM
this any better????

I'm thinking  with this rain  tonight will be a bullhead night  ;D
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Post by: fishnmachine on Apr 25, 2018, 09:06 AM
Yay trapper!  :laugh:
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Post by: Rugburn on Apr 25, 2018, 09:37 AM
 It's a spring ritual, we go catch some bulls, then gather some leeks, and make a pot of fish chowder.
You should give it a go Bart!

(https://s14.postimg.cc/penejfpz1/IMG_0641.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/penejfpz1/)


(https://s14.postimg.cc/zeiazcgnx/IMG_0639.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/zeiazcgnx/)


(https://s14.postimg.cc/ufuskyxh9/IMG_0643.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ufuskyxh9/)
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Post by: Deadeyez on Apr 25, 2018, 09:47 AM
I went after the bullheads the last 3 nights with zero luck besides some small perch and sunnies. Def need this rain and some wind to make them turn on.
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Post by: bart on Apr 25, 2018, 11:24 AM
Rugburn, looks awesome, probably the best motivation for me... food!  ;D

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Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 25, 2018, 11:31 AM

this any better????



 :clapping:
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 25, 2018, 11:33 AM
It's a spring ritual, we go catch some bulls, then gather some leeks, and make a pot of fish chowder.
You should give it a go Bart!

(https://s14.postimg.cc/penejfpz1/IMG_0641.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/penejfpz1/)



I know the bones make the best stock, but in chowder?
Just wondering.
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Post by: SHaRPS on Apr 25, 2018, 11:39 AM
I was also wondering how this process worked since i would assume the bones would be all over the place. Maybe i am missing something here but I am very interested in the process. I would love to try it as well with some bulls.
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Post by: Rugburn on Apr 25, 2018, 02:38 PM
Mrs. Rugburn is the cook, I just get ingredients. Yup the whole carcasses go in the stock pot 1st, lightly boiled. Then she pulls them out and takes the meat off the bones. No meat wasted this way. And I'm sure she checks for straggler bones in the stock. The fish meat is then set aside to add near the end. You don't want the fish turning to mush. Etc...etc. I have never encountered a bone in her chowder.

(https://s17.postimg.cc/9j8lbxvyz/IMG_0644.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/9j8lbxvyz/)
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Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 25, 2018, 02:42 PM
Mrs. Rugburn is the cook, I just get ingredients. Yup the whole carcasses go in the stock pot 1st, lightly boiled. Then she pulls them out and takes the meat off the bones. No meat wasted this way. And I'm sure she checks for straggler bones in the stock. The fish meat is then set aside to add near the end. You don't want the fish turning to mush. Etc...etc. I have never encountered a bone in her chowder.

(https://s17.postimg.cc/9j8lbxvyz/IMG_0644.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/9j8lbxvyz/)

Cool.
And what I have always loved about bullies compared to other fish is the entire skeleton pulls out easily after cooking without leaving any bones in the meat.
Same thing with cats.

Thanks.
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Post by: Rugburn on Apr 25, 2018, 02:53 PM
Yup... ;)  Plus it's fast at the cleaning bench.
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Post by: SHaRPS on Apr 25, 2018, 03:16 PM
Clean just like a cusk and eel.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 25, 2018, 08:14 PM
strange evening with the water so cold ,I started fishing  about 5  and was catching some bullheads   then I started getting these crazy looking fish!  I had a heck of a time figuring it out ,I even called Freddie for help .... then I realized I was catching hybrid fish!!!  that's right I got a bunch of them ... this explains why they would bite in this   cold water!

here is a picture of a  brown bullhead

(https://s18.postimg.cc/tio3lixv9/untitledbully.png) (https://postimages.org/)

this is a picture of a forked tail spotted lake trout


(https://s18.postimg.cc/s3miwtc7p/shoppinglaker.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

now here is proof  with pictures of the hybrids I caught


(https://s18.postimg.cc/j8lombq05/0425181809cat2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/j8lombq05/)

notice the grey color the spots the forked tail and remember the water temps ...a hybrid for sure



(https://s18.postimg.cc/st5b98hx1/0425181932cats1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/st5b98hx1/)

I must have gotten right into a big school of these strange fish ...... well don't ask where I got them because I won't tell you easy to see these fish need to be protected !!!! I am the first person to ever report a brown bullhead lake trout hybrid  but pictures don't lie
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 25, 2018, 08:25 PM
Nice catch trap interesting fish you got there... :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:.  I'll be out and about this weekend ..
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 25, 2018, 08:27 PM
channel cats
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 25, 2018, 08:41 PM
no mac those are bullakers!  way to cold for catfish big guy  you got mail
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Post by: greensider on Apr 26, 2018, 05:00 AM
Channels for sure
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Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 26, 2018, 05:29 AM
to cold for channel cats!  nope those are clearly cold water "bullackers" with pictures as proof  I'm sure the state biologist will be  calling me for information  on my rare and prized catch ...I must warn you  don't  be trying to trick me into sharing where I caught this strange mutated hybrid of the deep by pretending they are common catfish.... as I have said many times .....we will now see what else is biting ....fish on  ;D
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Post by: CHEZ2 on Apr 26, 2018, 06:00 AM
Peepers were going nutts last nite along the river where I live.
The warm weather this comming week should have the BooHeads a Bitting.
I can't wait!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 26, 2018, 06:11 AM
no mac those are bullakers!  way to cold for catfish big guy  you got mail

Sorry Trap.
My buddies have been already catching channel cats in the Cattaraugus Creek for over a month.

Nice story though.
Thanks for the entertainment.

 8)
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: touge30 on Apr 26, 2018, 07:51 AM
Whats better eating channels or bullheads of the same size
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 26, 2018, 08:00 AM
Whats better eating channels or bullheads of the same size


I like both, but prefer bullies.
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: icejohn on Apr 26, 2018, 12:02 PM
Heard my first peepers tues night..great!
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 26, 2018, 01:38 PM
I been hearing peepers for awhile john .... I  think you should be out there  it's almost may
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 26, 2018, 05:25 PM
I'm going tomorrow night. Here's hopin'


Rg
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: eyehi on Apr 26, 2018, 09:14 PM
I'm going tomorrow night. Here's hopin'


Rg

^^^^ going to try my luck as well buddies got a dozen bullheads Wednesday night .... I picked crawlers last night so we have plenty of bait ... Took a vacation day to chase perch in the morning ...
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 26, 2018, 11:10 PM
The cold snap is back this weekend but after that watch out hi temps back for a while gonna get really good I'm gonna try Sunday night
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: SHaRPS on Apr 27, 2018, 08:49 AM
What do you guys prefer for bait?

I do not really target them but I did once and beef liver cut up was working great.
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: Rugburn on Apr 27, 2018, 10:50 AM
Shrimp
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: greensider on Apr 27, 2018, 12:49 PM
lol glad im not the only one who knows
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 27, 2018, 02:44 PM
I got 7 big yellow bellys  while fishing for gills today
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 27, 2018, 06:06 PM
Shrimp work sometimes.
A dozen volunteered for the fry pan this afternoon. Got there at 3...... home by 6. Worms are all I really ever use.

Rg

Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: fishnmachine on Apr 27, 2018, 10:24 PM
My neighbor stopped on his way by yesterday afternoon while I was replacing the water pump on the jeep and gave me 15 that he had just caught.  Good neighbor!   ;D
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: eyehi on Apr 27, 2018, 10:28 PM
Slow night for us before the rain chased us off the bank ... 4 bullhead live to swim another day .....
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 28, 2018, 04:33 AM
I had to go back and get some more last night I don't know why
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: greensider on Apr 28, 2018, 05:03 AM
How big are the ones you guys catch around here Dutches county a good one is 12 inches but 14 inchers are pretty common and if you know where to go there are bigger ones to be had
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 28, 2018, 05:13 PM
Only managed 6 this afternoon. Wind changed to NNW and it rained the whole time. Thank heavens for good rain suits. Anyway, 6 more for the fish fry.

And...this morning on my walk I filled another Ziploc with night crawlers.

Rg
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 28, 2018, 06:48 PM
I hammered the gills again but only got 2 bullheads

Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 28, 2018, 06:58 PM
I hammered the gills again but only got 2 bullheads

Sorry to hear Trap
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 28, 2018, 07:08 PM
why I got a limit of  big gills  ....I got the  2  on a  hair jig and spikes  imagine if I had some blood suckers we would be cleaning  them
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: dirtydeeds on Apr 29, 2018, 06:50 AM
Good job on the catches guys, I myself havent been so lucky. Only day I could fish all week is today and its snowing, blowing and freezing out but I went anyway and got skunked. They either werent there or didnt want worms or shrimp. Looks like I'll have to have the leftover shrimp for lunch instead of fried bullheads >:(
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: Swampking89 on Apr 29, 2018, 07:38 AM
You know what they say,when life gives you lemons.....
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 29, 2018, 08:30 AM
You know what they say,when life gives you lemons.....
......

Put them in your Gin and Tonic👍

Rg
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: icejohn on Apr 29, 2018, 12:22 PM
......

Put them in your Gin and Tonic👍

Rg
X2...x3
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 29, 2018, 03:47 PM
I was eating some bullhead for dinner just now and thinking ....."I've been eating spring caught bullhead for more than 60 years. These taste as good as the first."

Mostly, I don't fry fish...but... bullhead are best breaded and pan fried.

Rg
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 29, 2018, 07:52 PM

Mostly, I don't fry fish...but... bullhead are best breaded and pan fried.

Rg


I totally agree Bob.
I bake, broil, or grill 90% plus of all my fish.

But bullies get fried.
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 29, 2018, 08:10 PM
bullhead on the grilll are good
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 29, 2018, 09:06 PM
bullhead on the grilll are good

So are T-bones Trap.

 8)
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 30, 2018, 05:59 AM
I like them on the grill too. Bread them as you normally would and hit them with some 0% fat cooking spray. Bake them on the Weber at 400 or so. Come out crispy and no excess oil to clog the arteries.

I also like to fillet some nd cook them in parchment paper with some Italian dressing and Franks Red Hot or Salsa.

This is making me hungry.

Rg
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: Rugburn on Apr 30, 2018, 07:49 AM
Nice job to those who've scored, and to those who braved the nasty weather. I decided to work on getting the boat and tackle in order, read a Grisham novel, and enjoy a few cocktails this weekend. It will become hectic soon enough. Plan on trying in a few days after the warm up. I don't know if I'm getting soft or wise?
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: SizeMatters on Apr 30, 2018, 10:05 AM
Nice job to those who've scored, and to those who braved the nasty weather. I decided to work on getting the boat and tackle in order, read a Grisham novel, and enjoy a few cocktails this weekend. It will become hectic soon enough. Plan on trying in a few days after the warm up. I don't know if I'm getting soft or wise?
Following the same train of thought, I'm gonna say wise.
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 30, 2018, 10:47 AM
it's to cold ....... :rotflol:
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: DANMAN on Apr 30, 2018, 03:38 PM
Gonna give a try for couple bullheads .. 

Likley Cayuga Lake  as is close evening drive after work

Have seen the crowd at the upper Cayuga lake state park fishing from the pier.   Are they always in shallows?

Worms?

Any tips appreciated. 
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: FrankM on Apr 30, 2018, 03:46 PM
Oil does not clog the arteries, it lubricates them. Lubrication is a key component of any good preventive maintenance program.
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: rgfixit on Apr 30, 2018, 05:55 PM
If you can convince my cardiologist, I'm in.

Rg
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Apr 30, 2018, 08:31 PM
Gonna give a try for couple bullheads .. 

Likley Cayuga Lake  as is close evening drive after work

Have seen the crowd at the upper Cayuga lake state park fishing from the pier.   Are they always in shallows?

Worms?

Any tips appreciated. 
.....when the wind is blowing it's good over there worms are what I use over there most of the guys are trying for crappie over there no idea if there getting any .not even sure about the bullheads but they do get them over there because I do it's only a 10 minute drive for me to get there from my house
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: trapper2000 on May 06, 2018, 07:01 AM
well bullheads  are  in  full swing  and   people  are  getting them  everywhere i  go ..... blood suckers  seem  to be the  bait  or  comman  nightcrawlers  , good  luck  and   fill the  freezor
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: dirtydeeds on May 15, 2018, 09:07 PM
I've pulled a few out but all I seem to be catching is these
(https://s31.postimg.cc/7e7f7mdx3/20180515_214730_001.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/7e7f7mdx3/)

(https://s31.postimg.cc/orhpmgm2v/20180515_214738.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/orhpmgm2v/) I've never seen so many on conesus, they're everywhere the bullheads normally are and the bullheads seem to be few and far between. I'm kept this one because I'm gonna have my little brother over for dinner, fry the Rudd for him and tell him its walleye ;DThe rudds are even takin the chicken livers....
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: big_guy_13021 on May 16, 2018, 01:41 AM
You keep them right over your way I have to contend with gobies what a pain in the butt they are...
Title: Re: anyone get any bullheads yet?
Post by: rgfixit on May 16, 2018, 04:52 AM
I used to fly fish for Rudd at Seneca Lake State Park in the early spring.. they're a blast on the fly rod. Mickey Finn streamers were irresistible.

Never eaten one.

Rg