Bullhead Catfish (Ameiurus nebulosus) HATCHERY PICK-UP


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Live Bullhead Catfish (Ameiurus nebulosus)

Smith Creek Fish Farm is centrally located in Western New York about an hours drive from Buffalo and Rochester.  The hatchery and retail pond supply outlet has seasonal hours for fish pickup and walk in customers. Our expert fish packers will oxygen bag your fish for easy, safe and stress-free transport.  We do suggest bringing coolers or totes to to hold your bagged fish.  Truck delivery of trout, game fish and forage is available in the WNY area, when orders meet our deliver minimums. We also safely ship, by UPS Next Day Air, many of our fish species including triploid grass carp and crayfish.  Unfortunately we ONLY ship fish to New York addresses.  All of our fish are 2020 NY DEC certified disease free and have been for more than 10 years.     

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The Bullhead catfish is seldom caught for sport. The flesh of the black bullhead is pale in coloration, and has a good flavor, but it may be soft in summer. The black bullhead is one of several catfish informally referred to as mud catfish. They are not caught often, and usually it is by accident. They have been introduced in many areas of the US because of their ability to survive (and even thrive) in less than ideal conditions.

Bullhead can be caught using similar techniques as Channel or Blue catfish, although their small size may require smaller bait and hooks. Cut bait, "stink" baits, small crayfish, worms and leeches can be used to catch these fish. Like most catfish, they are most active during the night and tend to be less active and bed under piers or in shady shore areas during the day.