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Where can I catch bullheads?

  • Andrew Hubbard
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    #2140351

    I fish the Anoka dam and catch bullheads but not as many as I would like. Thanks for any information on where to catch them. Much appreciated!

    JasonP
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    Twin Cities
    Posts: 1360
    #2140358

    Funny – when i wanted to catch bullheads for bait i would always go to the anoka dam. A 16th oz jig tipped with some nightcrawler would fill a bucket. Are they not in there anymore? or are you looking for bullheads to eat (bigger ones)?

    Anyway you can also catch em in pretty much any small metro ponds because they will tolerate really low dissolved oxygen.

    Rodwork
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    Farmington, MN
    Posts: 2423
    #2140360

    I am not sure what has happened to the bull heads over the year. When I was a kid I couldn’t keep them off my line. Today at the same spot I can’t catch one. Iowaboy is the resident bullhead expert and hopefully he can chime in.

    Andrew Hubbard
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    Posts: 38
    #2140361

    Yeah we catch them but typically only a few a night with jigs and crawlers. We use them for bait for flatheads.

    Andrew Hubbard
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    Posts: 38
    #2140369

    Yeah same here. Used to be hard to keep them off of the hook. The water is really low on the Rum and Mississippi in my area. Peltier dam has extreme low water and blue green algae blooms and the fish are dieing off there.

    Deuces
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    #2140370

    I’d try the Champlin spillway

    Ralph Wiggum
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    Maple Grove, MN
    Posts: 11253
    #2140372

    There are generally lots where Elm Creek exits Rice Lake in Maple Grove.

    John Rasmussen
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    Blaine
    Posts: 2371
    #2140374

    Coon Lake used to have a bunch mostly caught them at night though.

    tim hurley
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    #2140385

    Sarah lake according to the DNR report has big ones. I think they are delicious, that I know puts me in elite company.

    Brian Klawitter
    Keymaster
    Minnesota/Wisconsin Mississippi River
    Posts: 58682
    #2140413

    Sarah lake according to the DNR report has big ones. I think they are delicious, that I know puts me in elite company.

    One in a million on this site!!

    John Rasmussen
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    Blaine
    Posts: 2371
    #2140414

    Sarah lake according to the DNR report has big ones. I think they are delicious, that I know puts me in elite company.

    Lol! Elite company indeed. My dad used to eat them sometimes. I do not recall if I tried them or not.

    Steven Krapfl
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    Springville, Iowa
    Posts: 1123
    #2140440

    It’s the only fish in Iowa that gets consumed. I recommend trying them.

    matt
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    Posts: 611
    #2140442

    Used to get some at the Elk River dam/Lake Orono dam,Mill Pond in Champlin used to be o.k. Diamond Lake in Dayton was allways good.A few ponds in Maple Grove that have parks surrounding them that we used to get some at also,Boundry Creek Park if i remember correct was one of them.

    Kevin
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    #2140449

    Just remember that if it’s an infested body of water it’s a no go if you plan on using them for bait.

    Leo Dogg
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    #2140556

    UMMM!
    Siracha Bullhead Bake!

    applause

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