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Colorado Fish Species

Arctic Char
Arctic Grayling
Bigmouth Buffalo
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Blue Catfish
Bluehead sucker
Bonytail Chub
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Channel Catfish
Colorado Pikeminnow
Colorado River Cutthroat
Common Carp
Creek Chub
Cutbow Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Emerald Shiner
Flannelmouth Sucker
Flathead Catfish
Flathead Chub
Freshwater Drum
Gizzard Shad
Golden Shiner
Golden Trout
Grass Carp
Green Sunfish
Greenback Cutthroat
Hybrid Striped Bass(wiper/palmetto)
Lake Chub
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Longnose Sucker
Mountain Whitefish
Northern Pike
Orangespotted Sunfish
Rainbow Trout
Redear Sunfish
River Carpsucker
Roundtail Chub
Sacramento Perch
Smallmouth Bass
Snake River Cutthroat
Spottail Shiner
Spotted Bass
Striped Bass
Sunfish (Bream)
Tiger Muskie
Tiger Trout
White Bass
White Crappie
White Sucker
Yellow Bullhead
Yellow Perch
Yellowstone Cutthroat

Black Bullhead

Black bullhead, a catfish, is scaleless, has an adipose fin, 8 barbels (those under the chin are black), and a slight notch on the rear margin of the tail. The coloring is dark olive to black on the upper body, with a whitish belly. There are 17 to 20 rays in the anal fin. It averages 6 to 10 inches long, and seldom weighs more than 1 pound.  Bullheads prefer shallow lakes and slow-moving streams with a soft bottom.
May or early June are the typical spawning times, when the bullheads construct  saucer-shaped nests in the mud or sand in about 2 to 4 feet of water.  Depending on the fish’s size, 2,000 to 6,000, eggs are laid. Eggs typically hatch in a week or less. The fry hold in ball-like schools which are protected by the parents until they are approximately 2 inches in length.
Black bullhead are omnivores, feeding extensively on insects and their larvae, small crayfish, worms, small mollusks, crustaceans, and a host of other animals and plants. Bullheads have been known to eat the eggs of other fishes, as well as feeding quite extensively on minnows.

Most Recent Black Bullhead Forum Posts
NOT a bull$&@# fishing story 09.07.21 by Digginjiggin
Monster bullhead 07.26.16 by the fishing dj
Did you feel it 08.15.14 by skiman
saugeye and monster cat 06.22.14 by Filetmaster
mid winter open water 12.30.13 by smoking water bear
Bullhead help 10.27.13 by the fishing dj
bullhead catfish in the weeds 10.21.13 by smoking water bear
Fish ID? Pushing record size? 09.09.13 by Bryan87
Jumbo 08.06.13 by kenny
Black Bullhead Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts
Blog: Fifteen, But Who’s Counting? – Oh, I Am! 10.17.14 by David Coulson
Blog: Boomerang Tool Co. Grip 11.07.12 by Joshua Christensen
Blog: An Eye Opening Morning at Boyd 10.18.12 by David Coulson
Blog: 4 Apps Every Angler With A Smartphone Should Use 02.09.12 by Joshua Christensen
Blog: Clouser Pattern Detailed - New Article 12.16.11 by Matt Snider
Blog: Become a pro 09.30.11 by Joshua Christensen
Blog: Launches California 09.27.11 by Matt Snider
Blog: California now on 09.23.11 by Matt Snider
Recent Colorado Black Bullhead Photos by Fish Explorer Members
by fishingnerd13 - 8" black bullhead by LazyPeddler - caught on a Carolina rig and worm by killer40056 - by Rapty - by TonyGrinder - bullheads are cool by Burner6999 - by bd189 - a belly shot of a black bullhead caught at Sinton Pond. by bd189 - The Black Bullhead i caught at Sinton Pond while still in the water. by bd189 - The fish was actually caught at Sinton Pond in Colorado Springs next to Sinton Dairy but selection is unavailable. I`ve caught quite afew there but mostly no bigger than 6 inches like the one pictured.
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