RE: NANFA-- Strange Bullhead Behavior - An explanation?

Crail, Todd (
Wed, 10 Jul 2002 12:04:00 -0400

The catfish (yellow bullhead and channel) I've kept, they have an erratic
feeding behavoir where their whiskers are out and they just probe up and down
and all around. They generally do it at night (remain sedentary during the
day) but during a feeding, they'd go right at it for a bit. The bullhead
would give up much more soon than the channel cat tho and would go back to

Is this what you saw or were they more like "flagellating without cause"?

I watched this enough that I changed my angling presentations fer kitties and
got the bait up off the bottom (which would be the conventional approach).

Catfishin' isn't much of a beer drinkin' "sport" anymore ;)


-----Original Message-----
From: Denkhaus, Robert
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2002 11:08 AM
To: NANFA (E-mail)
Subject: NANFA-- Strange Bullhead Behavior - An explanation?

-Tried sending this yesterday but it didn't seem to go through...

Has anyone else
seen something like this or does anyone have another, better explanation?
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