The Black Buffalo is quite rare in northern waters - but much more common in the south. This fish lives in the main channels of large rivers. It has a cylindrical body, just like a bigmouth buffalo, but the its mouth is angled downward at 45 degrees and has thick, suckerlike lips, unlike the thin lips and forward-pointing mouth of the bigmouth. Black buffalo may grow to be 80 pounds or larger, so if you find yourself fishing for black buffalo, be sure to bring plenty of backing.
Other Names: mongrel buffalo, bastard buffalo, round buffalo, sheepshead buffalo, current buffalo, chopper, buglemouth buffalo, bugler, reefer, prarie buffalo, kicker, chucklehead, deepwater buffalo, bouy tender.