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I was out fishing at Clear Lake today over by Forest Lake and found the bullheads were at it again. There were thousands of them flopping around in the low water culvert area where it drains into Clear Lake off 35. As you can see a fence dam was installed to prevent the Bullheads from getting into the lake and making the population even worse.

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Maximum12

Holy crap.

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JBMasterAngler

Looks like an all you can eat buffet for blue heron and raccoons. grin.gif

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Kyle Sandberg

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Need I say more.

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Powerstroke

Let those catfisherman know. Nothing better (or legal) for flatheads than a nice bullhead,

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FishingRebel

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Let those catfisherman know. Nothing better (or legal) for flatheads than a nice bullhead,


Actually Powerstroke, you need to get your facts straight.. Bullheads has to be a certain size or smaller for it to be legal to be used as bait.. Please stop breaking the law and using huge bullheads for bait, thinking that it is legal.

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fishonnopeoff

Rolling my eyes......

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fisherman-andy

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Let those catfisherman know. Nothing better (or legal) for flatheads than a nice bullhead,


Actually Powerstroke, you need to get your facts straight.. Bullheads has to be a certain size or smaller for it to be legal to be used as bait.. Please stop breaking the law and using huge bullheads for bait, thinking that it is legal.


All the bullheads in those pictures aren't more than 3 to 6 inches long making them perfectly legal. I think the legal size is 7inches or less. And yeap they can be very good catfish bait. State or local county regulations & rules will vary so always check to make sure it's legal.

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vikingmeatwad

Nice post andy, hopefully someone can use some for catting.

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Powerstroke

Seriously.....I know the regs and I hope the kittie catchers do too. Rebel, unless you know of a pond that only has 7" and smaller bullheads then everyone is responsible for catching their own bullheads and weeding out the ones that aren't legal. I never broke the law and didn't suggest anyone else do it either.

Thanks fishon, andy and meatwad.

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hanson

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Bullheads has to be a certain size or smaller for it to be legal to be used as bait.. Please stop breaking the law and using huge bullheads for bait, thinking that it is legal.


Indeed they do. Currently MN law restricts the size at 7" and under. When under 7", bullheads are categorized as a minnow and can be harvested, transported (not from infested water), sold, and legally used for bait.

This law/regulation is currently being looked at by the DNR at the request of hundreds of catfisherman to increase the size restriction. Our fingers are crossed that they will increase it but nothing has happened yet.

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turn_in_poachers

Im going catfishing tonight and could use some of those. How do I get there from Anoka?? Do I need a fishing pole to catch them or can I use a net?

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fisherman-andy

hwy 10 to 35w, exit Scandia Trl turning right then turn left on the frontage rd which is Eureka. Drive until you see the culvert drain. You should see the fence barrier too. Im pretty sure them bullheads are still there as long as there is low water for them to flop around on. Don't need anything to catch them. You can litterly scoop them up with your hands. Good luck!

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Seriously.....I know the regs and I hope the kittie catchers do too. Rebel, unless you know of a pond that only has 7" and smaller bullheads then everyone is responsible for catching their own bullheads and weeding out the ones that aren't legal. I never broke the law and didn't suggest anyone else do it either.

Thanks fishon, andy and meatwad.


"Let those catfisherman know. Nothing better (or legal) for flatheads than a nice bullhead, "

If you say so...

Boy, I didn't know a "nice" bullhead was 7 inches or less, did you?

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metrojoe

I guess I took "nice" as meaning bait that is irresistible to flatheads.

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hanson

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Boy, I didn't know a "nice" bullhead was 7 inches or less, did you?


Gotta tell ya... I prefer the small ones- 5"-7".

I've had some pretty good luck this year on small baits.

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JBMasterAngler

Is 7" the max you can use on border waters also?

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Powerstroke

My use of the word "NICE" did not refer to the trophy quality of the bullheads. Next time I will refer to nice bait as "tasty" bait. I hope you wouldn't criticize me for eating small bullheads.

Thanks for adding something constructive to the conversation though.

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fishonnopeoff

Still rolling my eyes......

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Lowblazah

Wow! Jackpot...I need to get refill my bait supply soon as the only bullies I have left are longer than 7" (not so nice)

Thank for the post Andy!

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grin.gif Sorry admin my bad!

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sparcebag

7 inch max lenght are minnows, possission limit 12 dozen I believe!Unless a commerical lisence is held then its more but for me 244 minnows is more than enough.

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