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Easy steps on how to properly clean a catfish or bullhead

Two things are usually prevalent when most fishermen encounter a catfish or bullhead while fishing. 

One, they appear too ugly to eat, so they let it go.



And number two, catfish and bullhead are believed to be too hard to clean, so they let it go.

False on both counts. Catfish and bullhead are excellent table fare, especially if taken out of clean, fresh bodies of water. Cleaning catfish or bullheads are actually easier to clean than most other fish caught.

Use the following illustrations to teach yourself how to properly clean catfish or bullhead. Once you master it, you'll be fishing catfish or bullhead more often than you ever thought you would.

Cleaning Catfish & Bullhead Illustration Step One

 

Cleaning Catfish & Bullhead Illustration Step Two

 

Cleaning Catfish & Bullhead Illustration Step Three

 

Catfish & Bullhead cleaning testimonials
Don't take our word for it... Here's a testimonial e-mail we received from one of our website visitors- with a very funny story using this method of cleaning catfish and bullhead.


 

 

Catfish & Bullhead Information

Catfish, or better know as bullheads here in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, are quite abundant in most all our inland lakes. First time anglers visiting our clear water paradise will undoubtedly catch one or many of these morsels while trying to locate big bluegill, yellow perch or walleye.

Here's some information to help you during your encounters with them. When the fishing is slow, you can just about bank on having fun catching these tasty morsels.

The Bullhead or Catfish is the most common member of the catfish family. Catfish are named for the long feelers on their faces that look like cat whiskers. Bullheads are brown above and yellow below. They can grow to twenty inches long.

All catfish have sharp barbs on their pectoral fins that inject poison when they jab an enemy. To people, catfish "stings" are no worse than insect bites. Remember, it is their fin barbs that sting, not their whiskers.

All catfish have sharp barbs on their pectoral fins that inject poison when they jab an enemy. To people, catfish "stings" are no worse than insect bites. Remember, it is their fin barbs that sting, not their whiskers.

Bullhead catfish will eat anything from snails to aquatic plants. They rarely come near the surface and, because of their muddy coloring, are hard to detect in the water. But in the spring thousands of spawning bullheads can be seen crowding the shallow of lake-feeding streams. Here the females lay their eggs in a sand nest. The males fertilize the eggs. Both males and females guard the eggs and also the hatched fry. Then the father takes charge and teaches the baby bullheads how to find food and avoid danger.

MORE about Bullhead and Catfish

Reservation Request to book on line fishing tripInformation about Catfish & Bullhead
Is is a Bullhead or Catfish? Identifying Bullhead & Catfish. The Bullhead Catfish is the most common member of the catfish family.

Know where to catch bullheadsWhere to Catch Bullheads
Bullhead are plentiful in many of our U.P. inland lakes and fishing for them can be loads of fun and oftentimes can produce some unsuspecting surprises.

 


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Document updated
Tuesday, 26-Nov-2013 19:17:45 EST


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