Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
croixflats

Bullheads

Recommended Posts

So what is the rule on using bullheads for bait. I have never used a bullhead for cattin and wonder if there is any law telling you where you may use bullheads or not.

Like in Minnesota it is illegal to use sunfish for bait for now.

Do you have to use bait from the waters you fish or is a bullhead considered also a bait fish.

Just looking to clear some things up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anything under 7" are considered a minnow and legal to use. They cannot be transported from infested waters without a permit. They can be used from infested waters only on the same body of water.

There is current legislation to relax the length to 10 or 12" I believe.

No whole or part of gamefish can be used for bait in MN.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would love to see what hits a 12" bullhead!!!!!!!

I have no doubts that a 10lb flatty would have no problem eating a 12" bully.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I first started catting I didn't know that there was rules. I used bullies that were about 10 - 11". I did catch my biggest cat that was 53 lbs ( which is why I am still here ) and some little guys that you would never think could eat one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gotta love them bullies! Cats gobble them right on up! It's a lot of fun to go out catching them too ... catching bullhead before catfishing is like foreplay.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep got to love thos 7" brown bullies! And still got all my shad put away. Hey Dark you going to come out in the boat this year? That would be a good time!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is true...Good foreplay is a must if you want to exchange a little dna with a big mudeyebouquet.gif

welcome nsnutter

haha well put sir, well put. And thank you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would love to see what hits a 12" bullhead!!!!!!!

You would be surprised at what size of fish will take "something" much larger than a 12" bullhead.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another good part of catching bullies, is I can bring along my grandkids and they think they are fishing...we have fun doing it together. smile

The 10 year old will be trying cats on his own this year, he has been chomping at the bit. 2 years ago, Dad didn't come up for vacation with them, and Grandpa wasn't real keen on taking him down to the river alone. We went other fishing, but all he talked about was going down to the river....We'll see in the spring how it goes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this