Trophy Bullhead Waters of Minnesota

Minnesota's Best Bullhead Waters

 

Have you ever wanted to tangle with a really big, specimen-class Ameiurus? I know I sure have. Well, look no farther. Below you'll see some hints and tips for seeking out big bullheads in the state of Minnesota. I know most readers of this site are not based in Minnesota, but there's a significant number of you, and heck, why not come up (or down) to fish for giant bullheads? I'm basing these recommendations from the publicly available MN Lakefinder Database, and include links to the lakes so you can view the data yourself. Feel free to comment on any experience you have with these lakes, or to have one added.

 

#1 Big Stone Lake

Far out on the western border, this lake is an impounded segment of the Minnesota River. Big Stone tends to have cloudy, turbid water and can see a lot of high winds and wave action. I've actually fished this one, and I caught a lot of bullheads. They were nice, half-pound brownies, if I remember correctly. In some years, there aren't as many bullheads in the lake, but the ones that are there are honkers - this has especially been the case in recent years. Right now both size and numbers are up, so it's a good one to try if you're in the area.

 

#2 Games Lake

Out by Wilmar, this little lake is adjacent to Sibley State Park and it's connected to some other nearby lakes through a marshy creek system that just seems downright bullheady. Games Lake has brown and yellow bullheads but no black bullheads, which makes for a nice combo platter of Ameiurus goodness. Right now it's producing 15+ inch specimens of both ministers and butter cats. It also has gar and buffalo in it, which is a rarity this far north.

 

#3 Lake Constance

This lake is out by Buffalo, MN - so it's fairly close to the Twin Cities. It's a turbid little lake with a small access in the northwest corner. Lake Constance has some of the best numbers of 15+ inch brown and yellow bullheads in the state. It also produces 15 inch black bullheads on occasion, so a person could theoretically go for the midwest bullhead slam (all three species of bullhead in one day) but with all three of trophy specimen size (15 inches or bigger). I am not sure what you would call that impressive feat, but it would be both difficult and fun to try.

 

#4 Reno Lake

Another western lake, this one produced the state record black bullhead back in 1997. It was 17 inches long and weighed a whopping 3 pounds and 13 ounces. I fished Reno Lake many years ago, and found good shore fishing along County Road 29 on the northeast side. It seems like big bullheads haven't been showing up as often in this lake in years past - but there's a good chance a large population of them are coming of age right now, since there is a very strong year class on the way up. It would be good to try Reno a bit over the next few years. Use a big bait and put in your time - you might break the record. Maple Lake, right across the road, is also a good bullhead lake.

 

#5 Lake Osakis

Another record-breaking lake. The state record Yellow Bullhead (3 pounds, ten ounces and 17 7/8 inches in length) was caught here in 2002. Now that's a huge greaser! Osakis also produced the current state record Rock Bass. Lake Osakis has a long, proud history of producing big bullheads, mostly yellows but a few marblecats and stingers can be found in the lake as well. This is another good place to try for the bullhead slam. Battle Point Park on the eastern shore is a good place to fish.

 

#6 Ruth Lake

This small, heavily vegetated lake near Emily, MN contains more yellow bullheads than any other species of fish, which is unusual. That alone would make it worth the trip, but when you factor in that those bullheads average a foot long, with some topping 15 inches, it makes it hard for a die-hard bullheader to stay away. Two years later,  those 15 inchers could turn into record-breakers if they are given enough food and a chance to grow bigger. The DNR recently acquired an Aquatic Management Area along the north side; this is open to shore fishing by the public and contains some prime yellow bullhead habitat. There's  also a sunken weed island out in the middle, which looks like a yellow bullhead magnet that would be a great place to night-fish with a boat.

 

#7 Clear Lake

Down by Waseca, MN - near Owatonna - this is a shallow, windswept lake with a good population of black and yellow bullheads, with the yellows being predominant and large. There's plenty of shore access right in town. A trail along the ripped-rapped southern bank might be a good starting point, although Maplewood Park on the eastern shore looks good, too.

 

#8 Bingham

This is a small, shallow lake that's not so much a trophy water as a high-volume bullhead fishery that has the potential to produce big fish, too. I've included it since there are many lakes like this across the midwest, and they represent an untapped resource. Bingham has winterkill and summerkill problems, both caused by a lack of oxygen that black bullheads laugh at. The lake is down in farm country, by Windom. It goes through boom and bust cycles, with the bullhead population getting smaller and more numerous or bigger and less numerous as time goes by. You can catch a lot of bullheads in a short time in a lake like this, but there's the potential to haul in a trophy as well.

 

#9 Hattie Lake

This is a small, extremely overfertile lake that's only nine feet deep. It's out west, near Morris. It is prone to both winter and summerkill, which means black bullheads can become very abundant. It produces the occasional fifteen inch black bullhead, but you'll have to pick through the smalle rones. This lake also has good populations of native bigmouth and smallmouth buffalo, plus turbid water and a lot of submerged rocks to keep the bowfishers from coming in at night and killing them all. The only place to shore-fish this lake is from the public access in the northwest corner.

 

#10 Mazaska Lake

Mazaska has been producing huge yellow bullheads all the way back to 1981. Some of these brutes were over three pounds. This one is in southern Minnesota, near Faribault. Catch rates in this lake are typically twice the statewide average and the fish run very large as well. this is the lake to go to if you want to land a truly big yellow bullhead, ranging on up to the 17 inch range. The next state record buttercat could come out of Mazaska.  

 

#11 Lake Marion

Lake Marion. According to knowledgeable local sources, this lake has a history of producing contest-winning bullheads for the local big fish derby. Brown bullheads are few in number but they average over two pounds in weight! Near Perham, MN, this lake has lots of nice-sized yellow bullheads with the occasional black bullhead. When you do hook into a feisty marblecat, there's a good chance it'll put a good bend in your rod.    

  

 

Table of Minnesota Lakes which have produced one or more 15 inch or larger bullheads in DNR test netting during the last ten years.






WATER_BODY_NAME ID SURVEY_DATE SPECIES_CODE 0-5 INCHES 6-7 INCHES 8-9 INCHES 10-11 INCHES 12-14 INCHES 15+
Adley 56003100 8/8/11 black bullhead 0 2 2 0 25 3
Adley 56003100 8/8/11 yellow bullhead 0 7 28 50 34 1
Adley 56003100 8/13/07 black bullhead 0 0 0 1 18 3
Andrew 21008500 6/25/07 yellow bullhead 0 0 3 35 7 1
Andrusia 4003800 8/17/09 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 5 1
Ann 33004000 6/22/15 yellow bullhead 0 0 0 1 8 1
Ann 33004000 6/20/05 black bullhead 0 0 0 0 5 2
Annie Battle 56024100 8/9/10 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 1 3
Barrett 26009500 8/15/11 brown bullhead 0 4 1 0 13 1
Barrett 26009500 7/30/07 brown bullhead 0 0 1 0 22 1
Bass 86023400 7/5/05 brown bullhead 0 0 0 3 7 1
Bassett 69004100 7/25/11 black bullhead 0 0 1 39 10 1
Beauty 77003500 7/10/06 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 15 1
Beltrami 4013500 8/1/11 yellow bullhead 0 0 2 8 8 2
Beltrami 4013500 7/31/06 yellow bullhead 2 0 6 30 13 1
Big 4004900 8/10/15 yellow bullhead 1 1 14 29 12 1
Big Cormorant 3057600 8/4/08 yellow bullhead 1 0 7 15 51 2
Big Kandiyohi 34008600 7/17/06 black bullhead 18 6 1 64 11 5
Big Marine 82005200 8/4/08 yellow bullhead 0 0 4 9 17 1
Big Pine 56013000 7/11/05 brown bullhead 0 0 0 3 14 1
Big Portage 11030800 7/23/07 yellow bullhead 0 0 5 28 6 1
Big Stone 6015200 7/6/15 black bullhead 0 0 0 6 62 6
Big Stone 6015200 7/6/15 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 14 5
Big Stone 6015200 7/6/15 yellow bullhead 0 0 0 0 19 2
Big Stone 6015200 5/27/14 brown bullhead 0 0 2 2 13 1
Big Stone 6015200 5/27/14 yellow bullhead 0 0 4 5 12 3
Big Stone 6015200 6/29/10 black bullhead 3 2 2 0 1 1
Big Stone 6015200 9/24/06 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 0 1
Big Stone 6015200 6/6/05 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 1 1
Big Stone 6015200 6/6/05 yellow bullhead 0 0 0 4 5 1
Bingham 17000700 6/21/10 black bullhead 7 35 294 755 290 4
Black Hoof 18011700 6/14/10 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 3 2
Blackduck 4006900 7/10/06 brown bullhead 0 0 2 25 164 11
Boy 11014300 8/8/05 black bullhead 0 0 6 10 6 1
Boy 11014300 8/8/05 brown bullhead 0 0 2 34 67 3
Bright 46005200 6/8/15 black bullhead 5 241 353 247 0 1
Brophy 21010200 7/24/06 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 2 1
Buchanan 56020900 7/7/08 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 2 1
Burandt 10008400 8/14/06 yellow bullhead 0 2 5 2 4 1
Camp 76007200 6/29/15 black bullhead 0 0 0 0 1 1
Camp 86022100 8/27/12 yellow bullhead 2 4 2 18 14 3
Camp 76007200 6/28/10 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 4 4
Cannon 66000800 8/10/09 yellow bullhead 0 16 8 3 22 3
Carlos 21005700 7/21/08 yellow bullhead 1 1 51 195 22 1
Cedar 66005200 7/30/12 black bullhead 1 3 16 3 0 2
Cedar 66005200 7/30/12 brown bullhead 0 1 9 3 12 3
Cedar 66005200 7/30/12 yellow bullhead 0 18 68 63 33 3
Cedar 86022700 7/10/06 yellow bullhead 3 12 44 347 308 3
Centerville 2000600 7/30/07 black bullhead 0 0 2 3 24 3
Chippewa 21014500 8/3/09 yellow bullhead 0 0 0 3 17 1
Chisago 13001200 8/4/14 yellow bullhead 0 0 0 2 12 2
Chisago 13001200 7/18/05 black bullhead 0 0 0 2 16 2
Chub 9000800 8/18/14 black bullhead 0 0 0 2 9 1
Chub 9000800 8/31/09 brown bullhead 0 0 0 1 11 1
Circle 66002700 6/18/12 yellow bullhead 0 0 2 2 1 1
Clear 81001401 8/4/10 yellow bullhead 1 0 3 26 96 4
Clear 56055900 8/14/06 yellow bullhead 0 1 2 0 6 1
Clear 81001401 7/12/05 yellow bullhead 0 1 1 8 42 4
Clitherall 56023800 7/9/12 black bullhead 1 0 0 0 0 1
Clitherall 56023800 7/9/12 yellow bullhead 0 0 0 0 9 2
Clitherall 56023800 6/29/09 yellow bullhead 0 0 0 6 10 1
Clitherall 56023800 7/10/06 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 2 2
Clitherall 56023800 7/10/06 yellow bullhead 0 1 0 1 11 1
Coal 77004600 6/27/11 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 2 1
Constance 86005100 8/1/11 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 23 8
Constance 86005100 8/1/11 yellow bullhead 0 0 14 71 173 4
Coon 29027700 7/7/14 brown bullhead 0 0 1 4 6 1
Cottonwood 26018500 6/4/12 black bullhead 0 0 0 0 8 1
Crawford 86004600 6/8/09 black bullhead 0 0 0 17 2 1
Crow Wing 18015500 8/9/10 brown bullhead 0 1 0 0 6 1
Crystal 7009800 8/8/11 yellow bullhead 3 53 11 29 32 1
Crystal 11050200 8/2/10 yellow bullhead 3 3 1 2 17 1
Crystal 56074900 7/31/06 brown bullhead 0 0 1 0 9 3
Crystal 56074900 7/31/06 yellow bullhead 0 0 1 10 38 1
Dam 1009600 7/16/07 yellow bullhead 0 0 10 114 20 2
Darling 21008000 7/9/12 yellow bullhead 2 4 17 91 58 1
Dead 56038300 8/17/15 brown bullhead 0 0 8 35 69 1
Dead 56038300 8/17/15 yellow bullhead 0 0 16 56 21 1
Dead 56038300 8/15/12 yellow bullhead 1 1 24 68 28 1
Diamond 34004400 7/14/08 black bullhead 0 0 0 2 8 1
Dunns 47008200 6/23/08 black bullhead 0 0 1 24 0 1
Eagle 34017100 7/13/09 black bullhead 1 1 1 1 5 1
East Battle 56013800 8/4/08 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 14 5
East Battle 56013800 8/8/05 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 8 2
East Leaf 56011602 8/2/10 black bullhead 0 1 0 0 1 1
East Solomon 34024600 6/23/14 black bullhead 0 0 1 11 67 1
East Twin 18040700 6/16/08 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 2 1
Edward 18030500 7/14/14 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 0 1
Eleven 33000100 7/6/15 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 6 1
Elk 26004000 8/25/09 black bullhead 0 0 0 0 1 1
Elk 26004000 8/22/05 black bullhead 0 0 0 1 4 1
Ellingson 56017800 8/14/06 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 26 14
Elm Island 1012300 6/9/08 brown bullhead 0 1 2 0 17 1
Emily 18020300 6/25/12 brown bullhead 0 0 0 5 25 1
Emily 61018000 6/7/10 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 1 1
Ethel 56019300 6/23/08 brown bullhead 0 0 1 0 4 56
Farm Island 1015900 7/30/07 brown bullhead 0 1 0 1 14 2
Fifth Crow Wing 29009200 8/24/09 brown bullhead 0 0 1 2 2 3
First Crow Wing 29008600 6/2/14 brown bullhead 0 0 0 1 14 1
Fish 56068400 6/15/15 black bullhead 0 0 1 2 59 1
Florida 34021700 7/20/15 yellow bullhead 0 0 14 34 8 1
Florida 34021700 7/5/05 brown bullhead 0 3 8 17 22 2
Floyd 3038700 7/25/11 brown bullhead 0 0 4 2 32 3
Fountain 24001800 7/31/06 black bullhead 0 5 314 12 0 2
Fourth Crow Wing 29007800 6/5/14 black bullhead 0 0 0 2 2 1
Fourth Crow Wing 29007800 6/5/14 yellow bullhead 0 1 4 3 11 1
Fox 66002900 7/26/11 yellow bullhead 0 0 0 0 4 1
Frances 40005700 7/10/06 yellow bullhead 0 0 24 113 113 1
Franklin 56075900 7/23/12 brown bullhead 0 0 0 1 23 5
Franklin 56075900 7/16/07 brown bullhead 0 0 0 1 2 1
Freeborn 21016200 8/25/09 black bullhead 0 0 1 1 30 4
Freeborn 21016200 8/25/09 brown bullhead 0 0 0 1 2 1
Games 34022400 7/13/15 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 0 3
Games 34022400 7/13/15 yellow bullhead 0 0 0 0 10 2
Games 34022400 7/12/10 yellow bullhead 0 0 0 0 4 2
Games 34022400 7/18/05 brown bullhead 0 0 0 2 1 1
Geneva 21005200 8/4/08 yellow bullhead 0 3 36 165 45 1
George 29021600 6/23/14 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 2 1
George 29021600 6/24/09 brown bullhead 0 0 0 1 33 1
Gilchrist 61007200 7/10/06 yellow bullhead 0 0 0 4 10 1
Gorman 40003200 7/6/09 black bullhead 0 0 0 11 36 1
Gorman 40003200 7/6/09 yellow bullhead 0 0 0 1 5 2
Grace 29007100 8/3/15 brown bullhead 0 0 1 0 6 2
Grace 29007100 6/29/10 brown bullhead 0 0 0 1 8 1
Grace 29007100 8/15/05 brown bullhead 0 4 6 13 36 1
Grand 73005500 8/17/15 brown bullhead 0 0 0 7 10 1
Grand 73005500 8/18/08 brown bullhead 0 0 0 3 66 2
Grand 73005500 8/18/08 yellow bullhead 1 2 15 36 62 1
Green 13004100 7/27/15 yellow bullhead 0 0 4 20 29 1
Green 30013600 8/13/12 brown bullhead 0 0 4 4 11 2
Green 30013600 9/10/07 black bullhead 0 0 0 7 15 1
Green 34007900 7/31/06 black bullhead 0 21 17 14 4 1
Grove 61002300 6/11/07 yellow bullhead 0 2 20 28 34 1
Gull 4012000 7/14/14 yellow bullhead 0 5 17 43 19 1
Gun 1009900 8/18/08 brown bullhead 0 0 0 2 19 1
Half Moon 27015200 7/6/09 brown bullhead 0 1 9 11 4 1
Hattie 75020000 6/13/11 black bullhead 39 13 23 12 0 2
Hattie 75020000 6/19/06 black bullhead 135 979 118 15 41 4
Hoffman 56162700 6/11/12 brown bullhead 0 0 0 18 23 1
Holy Water 1020100 6/22/15 brown bullhead 0 0 0 2 4 1
Horseshoe 1003400 8/24/09 brown bullhead 0 0 1 5 24 2
Hunt 66004700 7/23/07 yellow bullhead 0 0 3 3 40 7
Ida 21012300 8/10/15 brown bullhead 0 0 0 1 8 2
Ida 21012300 8/8/11 brown bullhead 0 2 14 9 41 2
Ida 21012300 8/6/07 brown bullhead 0 0 0 14 54 1
Irene 21007600 8/9/10 brown bullhead 0 0 0 3 0 1
Irene 21007600 8/8/05 brown bullhead 0 0 1 3 37 12
Irene 21007600 8/8/05 yellow bullhead 0 18 69 238 182 3
Island 58006200 7/21/14 yellow bullhead 1 1 17 25 2 1
Island 3015300 8/13/12 brown bullhead 1 1 1 18 52 2
Island 42009600 7/25/11 black bullhead 129 93 154 7 2 4
Island 44003800 7/26/10 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 4 5
Island 3015300 8/6/07 brown bullhead 0 0 1 15 25 2
Jay Gould 31056500 8/3/15 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 2 1
Jennie 47001500 6/18/12 black bullhead 8 26 32 10 6 2
Jennie 47001500 6/21/07 black bullhead 32 23 33 4 23 2
Jewett 56087700 8/22/11 yellow bullhead 0 2 7 50 213 3
Jewett 56087700 8/22/05 yellow bullhead 0 2 13 139 67 1
Johanna 61000600 6/27/05 black bullhead 0 0 1 5 14 3
Johanna 61000600 6/27/05 brown bullhead 0 0 0 7 62 18
Johanna 61000600 6/27/05 yellow bullhead 0 0 0 1 2 1
John 86028800 7/17/06 yellow bullhead 3 13 65 174 77 2
Johnson 56039300 6/22/15 black bullhead 0 1 0 1 3 1
Johnson 56039300 7/6/10 yellow bullhead 0 2 10 19 11 1
Jolly Ann 56037000 8/29/11 yellow bullhead 0 2 16 40 42 1
Julia 71014500 8/10/09 yellow bullhead 0 0 1 3 3 1
Kabekona 29007500 6/16/14 brown bullhead 0 0 0 1 12 1
King 31025800 8/17/09 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 1 1
Knife 33002800 9/11/06 yellow bullhead 0 0 3 1 4 1
Lac Qui Parle 37004600 9/10/07 brown bullhead 0 0 1 0 9 2
Lac Qui Parle 37004600 9/4/06 brown bullhead 0 1 0 2 12 2
Lac Qui Parle 37004600 7/25/05 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 9 1
Latoka 21010600 7/5/05 black bullhead 0 0 0 1 0 1
Leven 61006600 7/14/08 brown bullhead 0 0 0 1 13 1
Lewis 33003200 8/21/06 black bullhead 0 0 0 0 0 1
Lightning 26028200 6/16/08 black bullhead 10 201 1469 45 6 1
Lily 82002300 6/27/11 black bullhead 0 38 25 0 0 2
Little Pine 56014200 6/27/11 brown bullhead 0 0 0 3 15 1
Little Spirit 32002400 6/11/12 black bullhead 15 869 26 49 199 1
Little Spirit 32002400 6/16/08 black bullhead 0 14 17 3 27 1
Little Toad 3018900 6/9/08 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 6 7
Little Turtle 4015500 7/25/11 brown bullhead 0 0 0 1 3 1
Little Turtle 4015500 7/23/07 brown bullhead 0 0 0 3 23 3
Lizzie (north portion) 56076001 8/30/10 brown bullhead 0 0 0 1 3 1
Long 21034300 6/18/12 brown bullhead 0 0 4 45 65 1
Long 77002700 7/12/10 yellow bullhead 0 1 12 77 57 1
Loon 32002000 6/18/12 black bullhead 0 9 100 61 34 1
Lower (South) Island 9006002 7/23/07 black bullhead 0 0 0 0 6 1
Lower Mission 18024300 6/9/14 yellow bullhead 0 0 3 5 5 1
Lower Mission 18024300 6/11/07 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 3 2
Lower Prior 70002600 7/28/08 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 0 1
Lower Sakatah 66004400 7/27/09 black bullhead 1 3 5 46 24 2
Lower Sakatah 66004400 7/27/09 yellow bullhead 0 0 0 6 18 2
Lower Trelipe 11012900 8/29/05 brown bullhead 1 5 325 121 41 1
Madison 7004400 6/1/11 black bullhead 15 13 3 15 17 2
Madison 7004400 7/6/09 black bullhead 0 0 7 42 65 1
Malmedal 61016200 8/23/10 black bullhead 12 147 48 26 5 1
Maple 31077300 8/20/12 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 0 2
Maple 21007900 6/8/09 brown bullhead 0 0 0 5 14 2
Marie 73001400 6/23/05 black bullhead 1 0 139 64 0 1
Marion 56024300 6/18/12 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 1 1
Marion 56024300 6/15/09 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 17 1
Marsh 6000100 7/13/15 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 4 1
Marsh 6000100 7/17/06 brown bullhead 4 4 5 4 13 2
Mazaska 66003900 7/16/07 yellow bullhead 0 6 7 12 98 21
Medicine 27010400 7/9/12 brown bullhead 0 0 0 6 33 1
Melissa 3047500 7/13/09 brown bullhead 0 0 1 10 23 6
Middle 34020800 6/8/15 black bullhead 64 87 67 30 39 1
Middle 56025200 6/9/08 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 3 1
Middle Jefferson 40009204 7/28/08 yellow bullhead 0 0 0 2 9 1
Mill 77005000 7/16/07 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 6 2
Mille Lacs 48000200 9/1/10 yellow bullhead 0 0 0 2 4 1
Mille Lacs 48000200 9/1/09 brown bullhead 0 0 0 1 1 1
Mille Lacs 48000200 9/1/08 brown bullhead 0 0 0 5 14 1
Minnewaska 61013000 6/19/06 yellow bullhead 3 6 29 40 98 1
Minnewawa 1003300 7/23/07 brown bullhead 0 0 2 24 16 1
Minnie-Belle 47011900 6/1/10 yellow bullhead 0 2 6 42 143 5
Minnie-Belle 47011900 6/5/06 yellow bullhead 3 0 7 68 124 1
Monson 76003300 6/21/10 black bullhead 0 1 0 0 15 25
Monson 76003300 6/21/10 yellow bullhead 0 1 1 4 7 2
Monson 76003300 6/23/05 black bullhead 0 1 48 112 36 1
Moon 21022600 6/27/11 black bullhead 0 0 1 0 2 1
Moon 21022600 6/26/06 black bullhead 0 0 0 1 4 2
Moose 86027100 6/15/15 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 0 1
Moose 4034200 6/27/05 brown bullhead 0 0 5 15 10 1
Movil 4015200 7/30/07 brown bullhead 0 0 0 1 2 1
Mule 11020000 5/11/15 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 7 1
Nelson 61010100 6/21/10 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 22 1
Nokay 18010400 6/23/08 brown bullhead 0 0 1 0 3 1
North Lida 56074701 8/3/15 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 1 1
North Lida 56074701 8/6/12 black bullhead 0 0 0 0 0 1
North Lida 56074701 8/6/12 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 4 2
North Lida 56074701 8/3/09 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 0 1
North Lindstrom 13003500 7/19/10 black bullhead 0 0 0 1 12 4
North Long 18037200 7/24/06 brown bullhead 0 0 2 1 16 1
North Long 18037200 7/24/06 yellow bullhead 1 5 33 49 45 1
North Turtle 56037900 6/25/12 black bullhead 0 2 90 623 44 5
Norway 34025100 7/25/05 black bullhead 0 1 1 1 11 1
Norway 34025100 7/25/05 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 6 1
Oak 58004800 8/15/05 yellow bullhead 0 0 0 5 1 1
Orwell 56094500 6/10/10 black bullhead 0 1 70 72 1 1
Osakis 77021500 8/16/10 brown bullhead 0 0 0 2 17 2
Osakis 77021500 8/16/10 yellow bullhead 0 1 42 119 80 1
Osakis 77021500 8/14/06 brown bullhead 0 0 1 2 89 7
Osakis 77021500 8/14/06 yellow bullhead 2 12 19 134 201 1
Otter 43008500 6/25/12 black bullhead 43 435 176 6 0 2
Otter 43008500 6/20/05 black bullhead 1 103 496 67 2 3
Page 75001900 8/29/11 black bullhead 0 34 46 2 13 1
Pearl 73003700 8/24/15 black bullhead 0 0 0 0 13 1
Pearl 73003700 8/24/15 brown bullhead 0 0 1 1 16 1
Pearl 73003700 8/22/11 brown bullhead 0 0 1 0 6 2
Pearl 3048600 8/24/09 brown bullhead 0 0 0 30 23 1
Pearl 73003700 8/25/08 brown bullhead 0 0 0 7 73 5
Pelican 18030800 8/11/14 yellow bullhead 0 0 1 4 9 1
Pelican 56078600 8/2/11 brown bullhead 0 0 4 2 13 1
Pelican 56078600 8/2/11 yellow bullhead 0 0 1 3 11 1
Pelican 26000200 6/15/09 yellow bullhead 2 3 53 66 54 2
Pelican 56078600 7/28/08 brown bullhead 0 0 0 1 25 1
Pelican 69084100 7/23/07 brown bullhead 2 4 20 41 57 1
Pelican 61011100 6/20/05 black bullhead 0 27 301 120 4 1
Peltier 2000400 7/30/07 black bullhead 0 1 6 15 28 1
Perch 41006700 6/22/09 black bullhead 107 286 5 0 19 1
Pine Mountain 11041100 8/11/08 brown bullhead 0 0 0 9 8 1
Pine Mountain 11041100 8/11/08 yellow bullhead 0 2 9 27 22 1
Point 34019300 6/30/14 black bullhead 0 0 0 0 3 2
Pokegama 31053200 7/27/15 brown bullhead 0 0 0 1 1 1
Portage 29025000 4/13/15 brown bullhead 0 1 0 0 1 1
Portage 29025000 5/27/14 black bullhead 0 5 162 211 95 4
Portage 29025000 5/27/14 brown bullhead 0 0 3 14 22 1
Portage 1006900 6/25/12 yellow bullhead 0 2 46 112 15 1
Prairie 31038400 7/23/12 yellow bullhead 1 0 10 18 3 2
Quamba 33001500 7/6/10 black bullhead 0 0 0 0 0 1
Quamba 33001500 7/5/05 brown bullhead 0 0 0 1 8 1
Rachel 21016000 6/18/12 black bullhead 1 3 3 0 26 1
Rachel 21016000 6/26/06 black bullhead 1 0 0 9 45 1
Rachel 21016000 6/26/06 brown bullhead 0 0 0 7 29 1
Ramsey 86012000 7/28/08 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 12 1
Ramsey 86012000 7/28/08 yellow bullhead 2 0 13 32 27 2
Reno 61007800 7/12/10 black bullhead 0 1 4 45 143 1
Reno 61007800 7/12/10 brown bullhead 0 0 0 32 39 5
Reno 61007800 7/10/06 black bullhead 0 3 3 11 84 20
Reno 61007800 7/10/06 brown bullhead 0 0 2 1 11 6
Rice 66004800 7/15/10 yellow bullhead 0 2 2 2 6 1
Round 3015500 7/13/15 yellow bullhead 0 1 18 119 44 1
Round 18037300 7/9/07 yellow bullhead 0 0 3 27 57 1
Ruth 18021200 6/1/15 yellow bullhead 0 4 97 212 89 1
Sabre 40001400 6/15/09 yellow bullhead 0 0 0 8 60 6
Sallie 3035900 7/13/09 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 48 20
Sand 3065900 7/13/15 brown bullhead 0 0 4 2 26 3
Sand 3065900 7/13/15 yellow bullhead 0 0 1 8 12 1
Sarah 27019100 7/16/07 black bullhead 0 0 0 1 10 2
Sarah 27019100 7/16/07 yellow bullhead 0 0 2 3 40 8
Scandinavian 61004100 7/9/12 brown bullhead 0 0 0 1 3 1
Seventh Crow Wing 29009100 7/31/14 brown bullhead 1 0 0 0 1 1
Sewell 56040800 6/30/08 yellow bullhead 0 2 19 23 11 1
Shaokotan 41008900 8/1/11 black bullhead 1 4 1 0 2 4
Shetek 51004600 8/9/10 brown bullhead 0 0 0 2 1 1
Shetek 51004600 7/20/09 brown bullhead 0 0 1 3 0 1
Silver 86014000 6/25/12 yellow bullhead 0 2 12 7 3 1
Smith 21001600 7/26/10 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 20 2
South Lida 56074702 7/6/15 black bullhead 0 0 0 0 0 1
South Lida 56074702 7/6/15 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 4 5
South Lida 56074702 7/2/12 black bullhead 0 1 0 1 0 1
South Lida 56074702 7/2/12 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 1 1
South Lida 56074702 7/6/09 black bullhead 0 0 0 0 3 1
South Lida 56074702 7/10/06 brown bullhead 0 0 0 7 2 1
South Long 18013600 7/23/07 brown bullhead 1 1 1 1 6 1
Spirit 1017800 7/13/15 yellow bullhead 0 0 5 16 9 1
Square 82004600 8/11/08 yellow bullhead 0 4 11 25 22 1
Stalker 56043700 8/23/10 brown bullhead 0 0 0 1 13 1
Stalker 56043700 8/21/06 brown bullhead 0 0 0 5 14 1
Stanton 58011100 6/18/12 yellow bullhead 0 0 0 0 4 1
Stark 18016900 7/17/06 yellow bullhead 0 1 14 31 30 1
Stony 11037100 7/14/08 black bullhead 0 0 0 0 0 2
Stony 11037100 7/14/08 yellow bullhead 0 0 3 6 7 1
Stony 11037100 7/5/05 brown bullhead 0 0 0 1 3 12
Strandness 61012800 8/30/10 brown bullhead 0 0 0 2 4 1
Sullivan 49001600 6/12/15 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 4 1
Sunrise 13003100 8/11/08 black bullhead 0 0 2 0 20 21
Sunrise 13003100 8/11/08 brown bullhead 0 0 7 24 30 4
Swan 56078100 8/15/05 black bullhead 0 1 20 16 89 1
Tamarack 9006700 6/30/08 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 2 1
Tenth Crow Wing 29004500 7/28/08 brown bullhead 0 0 3 5 3 2
Tetonka 40003100 7/20/09 yellow bullhead 0 5 1 15 16 2
Toad 3010700 8/15/11 brown bullhead 0 1 3 10 49 2
Toad 3010700 8/15/11 yellow bullhead 0 4 34 131 89 1
Traverse 78002500 5/21/14 yellow bullhead 0 1 5 24 77 1
Traverse 78002500 9/13/06 black bullhead 0 24 33 23 18 1
Traverse 78002500 9/13/06 yellow bullhead 0 7 6 15 30 1
Traverse 78002500 6/13/05 black bullhead 1 3 22 42 46 2
Traverse 78002500 6/13/05 yellow bullhead 0 0 3 18 18 1
Trestle 31080300 8/29/11 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 0 1
Tulaby 44000300 8/1/11 brown bullhead 0 0 0 1 3 2
Tulaby 44000300 8/14/06 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 4 1
Turtle 21009000 7/13/15 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 0 1
Turtle 4015900 6/27/11 yellow bullhead 0 0 1 13 4 1
Turtle 21009000 7/11/05 brown bullhead 0 0 0 9 4 1
Turtle River 4011100 8/20/07 yellow bullhead 1 2 9 34 18 1
Twenty-one 56072800 6/21/10 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 0 1
Tyson 87001900 6/13/12 black bullhead 497 140 177 63 141 7
U.S. Lock & Dam #5A Pool 85001300 11/9/09 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 0 1
U.S. Lock & Dam #9 Pool 28000100 11/3/08 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 1 1
Union 21004100 7/21/10 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 1 1
Upper Cullen 18037600 7/6/15 brown bullhead 0 0 2 2 18 1
Upper Cullen 18037600 7/6/15 yellow bullhead 0 0 0 14 21 1
Upper Cullen 18037600 7/6/09 brown bullhead 0 0 0 3 5 2
Upper Prior 70007200 7/19/10 black bullhead 0 0 0 2 5 1
Upper Prior 70007200 7/21/08 black bullhead 0 0 11 17 6 1
Upper Sakatah 40000200 8/3/09 black bullhead 3 1 3 57 71 3
Upper Sakatah 40000200 8/3/09 yellow bullhead 4 1 0 2 16 1
Waconia 10005900 8/4/08 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 1 1
Waconia 10005900 7/31/06 black bullhead 0 0 4 24 39 1
Wall 56065800 7/20/09 black bullhead 0 7 17 33 6 1
Wall 56065800 7/20/09 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 2 4
Wall 56065800 7/18/05 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 0 3
Washington 40011700 8/12/08 yellow bullhead 0 0 2 11 114 3
Waukenabo 1013600 8/9/10 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 6 1
Wells 66001000 8/17/09 yellow bullhead 0 3 3 1 15 3
West Battle 56023900 7/9/07 yellow bullhead 0 1 2 15 28 1
West Lost 56048100 8/29/05 brown bullhead 0 0 0 8 21 1
West Silent 56051900 6/28/10 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 6 3
Whaletail 27018400 8/1/11 yellow bullhead 1 0 0 10 15 1
Whiskey 21021600 7/20/15 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 0 1
Whiskey 21021600 7/20/15 yellow bullhead 0 1 2 20 10 2
Whiskey 21021600 7/9/07 brown bullhead 0 0 0 0 0 3
Winona 85001100 7/19/06 black bullhead 0 0 1 1 1 1

 

Species Covered: 
Bullhead, Black
Bullhead, Brown
Bullhead, Yellow

Comments

FP4LifesDad's picture

Cool, you put a lot of effort into this boss, thanks a million!  I seen my favorite lake of all time Marion, (cuz I have so much family history there) on the list, when I was younger our local town used to do a weekly and monthly big fish contest, the winning bullheads almost always came out of Marion. 8)

Jason E.'s picture

That's a pretty sweet list.  Traverse Lake is another decent spot, kind of comparable to Big Stone.  Some nice yellows in there.  Gotta work for em' a bit, but good size when they show up.

smurph's picture

The middle fork or the crow river near spicer is full of bullheads that you can sight fish, the best spot is the dam in new London lots of little blacks but also yellows big enough to eat those blacks, also some bowfin around during spring if you beat the bow fisherman.