Chin barbels on browns are pigmented, not whitish as with yellow
bullheads. The sides of brown bullheads have a distinct, irregular
brownish mottling over a light background. The belly is creamy
white. They have square tails.
Browns generally inhabit still or slowly-flowing warm waters in
ponds, lakes, reservoirs, large rivers and sluggish streams.
They are primarily bottom feeders, feeding mostly at night.
Highly sensitive barbels enable them to smell a wide variety of
food such as insects, plant material, carrion, small fish, snails,
crayfish, worms and leeches.
5.72 lbs. Big Catch: 16 inches or 2 lbs.
Fishing Tips and Facts:
Fair fighters, they are easy to catch with baits such as worms, minnows, shrimp, chicken innards and stinkbaits. They bite throughout the day, but fishing is best at night.
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