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Yellow Bullhead: Ameirus natalis

Appearance:

Similar to brown bullhead but with light colored chin barbels and, usually, lighter overall coloration.

Habitat:

The habitat is variable and includes vegetated areas of clear, shallow lakes, reservoirs, ponds, and slow-flowing streams. They are more tolerant of polluted environments than most other members of the catfish family.

Behavior:

Though scavengers, yellow bullheads prefer to feed on minnows, snails, shrimp and crayfish.

Additional Information

State Record:  5.05 pounds.

Big Catch minimum:  14 inches or 1.5 lbs.

Fishing Tips and Facts: Easy to catch on cut bait, live worms, crickets, doughballs and a wide variety of natural and prepared bait.


Image Credit: Duane Raver, Jr.



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