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Stupid bullheads

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They didn't want to cooperate today,took 6+hrs to get about 30ish. BUT I did manage a nice northern on my ultra light plus it came with a free swim bait in its mouth.

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Nice northern. That had to be fun on an ultralight!

I picked up about 30 bullheads on Saturday - Froze my butt off catching them too. I started using nightcrawlers but the little sunfish would steal the bait before the bullheads had a chance. I switched to fatheads on a 1/8 ounce jig and BINGO the bullheads wanted those. They were nice fat 7" bullies too.

I'm heading out right now to put those bullheads to work. I hope the wind doesn't blow me off the water.

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ya i had the same thing at my normal spot 2 hrs and only 1 bullhead that is the first time that has happened

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I have plenty of bullheads if anyone wants to trade sinkers or something for some.

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You know, I have caught walleyes, sunfish, perch, carp, bass and even turtles while fishing for bullheads, but I have never yet caught a northern grin Cool and nice catch rushing grin

If anyone is willing or in the north metro by the Elk River area, I am always willing to part will a couple dozen nice bullies also. I always have plenty or never have an issue with getting them in a short period of time.

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Ye nice pike Rushing; good thing you use 20lb copoly when catching bait laugh....must have had your drag dialed in pretty good for that rocket.

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Ye nice pike Rushing; good thing you use 20lb copoly when catching bait laugh....must have had your drag dialed in pretty good for that rocket.

5lb power pro...its like fishing with thin sewing thread. Love my ultra light. At first I was just playing with him thinking he would just break me off break so I didn't have to go through the hassle of trying to land it but once I committed to landing him I got him to shore and he broke me off but my shoes were already wet so I went in and just grabbed him.

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Rushing, where fishing with a float and jig?

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but once I committed to landing him I got him to shore and he broke me off but my shoes were already wet so I went in and just grabbed him.

You went "all in" just like Jeremy Wade did with that Gooch Cat on River Monsters. laugh

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ill send you some! when i fish for eyes i catch the same bull head 5 times when i go for bull heads i get eyes and no bull heads...

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laugh yeah I dunno if I woulda crossed a river but yeah I got my feet wet and noodled that sucker up after the line broke.

Shack - just a tiny 1/64th oz jig n twister.

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Yep I went out for two hours and didn't catch a single thing. I have never been skunk in my bullie spot. It was a little frustrating. Is it just still not time for them to turn on totally?

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They have been biting for a month. I caught some before the sturgeon excursion.

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I have a place in mind that I know has bullheads but I know I would have the same problem if I used a crawler with all the tiny sun fish. I see small twisters and flat head minnows work to maybe fix the problem, is there any other good baits that would weed out the small sunnys?

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I have used inline spinners to select for bullheads and avoid tiny sunnies.

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a small minnow will work. Make sure you use a bottom fishing rig. It helps keep the sunnies away. They dont seem to take bait off the bottom as much as they do under a float. I just get a friend to help me pull a seine net usually.

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I see small twisters and FLAT HEAD minnows work to maybe fix the problem

frown You may have some second looks using baby flatheads lol

DNR may not look upon that so kindly

Yes I know it was a typo. just kidding around with ya

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i was out at a spot near my place and pulled up 45 nice ones! that was in about 20 min too! This is a picture of one seine trip through last summer!

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They are so thick in there its unreal!

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