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Ive been catchin a lot of bullheads latley and I was wonderin how they taste. I hear there only good in the spring but I dont really think it would matter. What is a good way to cook em. confused.gifconfused.gif

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The smaller ones are better and the colder the water they came from the better also. I just fry them in any batter or coating you would use with any other fish.

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Where are you catching them, or where is a good place in the metro would like to get a bunch for a fish fry.

Cubbies

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bullhead is the state fish of Iowa, they taste good. battle creek lake in oakdale has good bullheads in the metro.

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If you're looking for a great place to go eat bullheads try Waterville, MN's annual Bullhead Days celebration. It should be on this weekend, June 9-12. Just Google Waterville Bullhead Days for details.

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cubbies .. no easier place than Lake Nokomis.. tons of bullheads in there.. come catch all you want.. feed your family, friends, the neighbors family, the neighborhood.. donate some to the local homeless, send them overseas.. just get some out of the lake.. tons of them in there and the lake would be a great fishery if we can get many of them out... hard to catch a walleye with 300 bullheads competing for your bait constantly.

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Silver Lake in New Brighton! I think thats all that's in that lake, other than dinky white sunnies.

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The creek off of Lake Peltier where the (Contact US Regarding This Word) is has millions of bullheads.

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eat your share of 15,000 bullheads at Waterville this weekend.

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After you skin and gut them, try soaking them in cold water with a teaspoon of baking soda overnight in the fridge.

it'll help take the muddy taste out of them.

Then batter & fry them.

Mmm, Mmm, Good!

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Hey Fisher Dave, going out for some bullheads tomorrow night was wondering where on Nokomis was best and the rig that you recommend? I use the old bell sinker and floating jig head with a crawler is that ok? Thanks in advance.

Cubbies

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That'd probably work just fine. I know Dave uses leeches, but I'd think a crawler would do the same. I'll let him choose to reveal his spot, but I think you can catch them darn near anywhere on that lake. Look for areas where it drops off quickly and you'll get them. Most are small, though.

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Ralph, What lake would you recommend for some bigger ones? Also thanks for the info, leeches for bullheads sounds kinda expensive.

Cubbies

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Anywhere on the lake will work for bullheads.. if your not getting them, walk the shoreline and make a few cast.. you will find them... yesterday they were swarming on the surface everywhere.. huge schools.

Crawlers will work fine... better bring lots.. they get expensive too unless your getting them out of your yard. Leeches usually stay on the hook for a few fish.. sometimes not. I buy leeches by the pound for $14/pound for large.. it doesnt get much cheaper... smaller leeches will work just as well and they are $6 for a half pound... and more leeches by comparison to the larger leeches.

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some kids were catching bullheads at nokomis off the fishing pier on the main beach side. they were using corn and just casting out a little bit fishing on the bottom with just a plain hook and sinker.

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