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Colorado Fish Species

Arctic Char
Arctic Grayling
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Blue Catfish
Bluegill
Bluehead sucker
Bonytail Chub
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Channel Catfish
Colorado Pikeminnow
Colorado River Cutthroat
Common Carp
Creek Chub
Cutbow Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Emerald Shiner
Flannelmouth Sucker
Flathead Catfish
Flathead Chub
Freshwater Drum
Gizzard Shad
Golden Shiner
Goldfish
Grass Carp
Green Sunfish
Greenback Cutthroat
Hybrid Striped Bass(wiper/palmetto)
Kokanee
Lake Chub
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Longnose Sucker
Mountain Whitefish
Northern Pike
Orangespotted Sunfish
Pumpkinseed
Rainbow Trout
Redear Sunfish
River Carpsucker
Roundtail Chub
Rudd
Sacramento Perch
Sauger
Saugeye
Smallmouth Bass
Snake River Cutthroat
Splake
Spottail Shiner
Spotted Bass
Striped Bass
Sunfish (Bream)
Tiger Muskie
Tiger Trout
Walleye
White Bass
White Crappie
White Sucker
Yellow Perch
Yellowstone Cutthroat

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FishExplorer Lakes with Black Bullhead
Adams County Fairground Lakes
Banner Lakes SWA
Birdland Lake (Jack B. Tomlinson Park)
Blue Heron Lake
Boyd Lake
City Park Lake (Denver)
Confluence Lake
Croke Reservoir
DePoorter Lake
Doty Park Pond
Ehrlich Lake
Garland Park Lake (Lollipop Lake)
Lake Geneva
Golden Meadow Park (Ft. Collins)
Grandview Ponds
Lake Henry
Hyland Ponds
Izaak Walton Longmont Pond
John Martin Reservoir
Jumbo Reservoir (Julesburg)
Kendrick Reservoir
Kingfisher Point Ponds
Kinney Lake SWA
McIntosh Lake
McKay Lake
McPhee Reservoir
Meadow Park Lake
Mike Higbee SWA (Clay Creek Pond)
Milavec Reservoir
North Shields Ponds
Pomona Lake
Portner Reservoir (Fossil Creek)
Prospect Lake (Colorado Springs)
River's Edge and Jayhawker Ponds
Rocky Mountain Lake
Runyon/Fountain Lakes
Seaman Reservoir
Sloan Lake
St. Vrain State Park (Barbour Ponds)
Sweitzer Lake
Tom Frost Reservoir
Twin Lakes Park Ponds
Union Reservoir
Ward Road Pond
Wonderland Lake
Only lakes in the Fish Explorer database are included in this listing. Lakes we feature on this website are hyperlinked.
Black Bullhead

Black bullhead, a catfish, is scaleless, has an adipose fin, 8 barbels (those under the chin are black), and a slight notch on the rear margin of the tail. The coloring is dark olive to black on the upper body, with a whitish belly. There are 17 to 20 rays in the anal fin. It averages 6 to 10 inches long, and seldom weighs more than 1 pound.  Bullheads prefer shallow lakes and slow-moving streams with a soft bottom.
 
May or early June are the typical spawning times, when the bullheads construct  saucer-shaped nests in the mud or sand in about 2 to 4 feet of water.  Depending on the fish’s size, 2,000 to 6,000, eggs are laid. Eggs typically hatch in a week or less. The fry hold in ball-like schools which are protected by the parents until they are approximately 2 inches in length.
 
Black bullhead are omnivores, feeding extensively on insects and their larvae, small crayfish, worms, small mollusks, crustaceans, and a host of other animals and plants. Bullheads have been known to eat the eggs of other fishes, as well as feeding quite extensively on minnows.
 

Most Recent Black Bullhead Forum Posts
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Black Bullhead Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts
Blog: Fifteen, But Who’s Counting? – Oh, I Am! 10.17.14 by David Coulson
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Blog: An Eye Opening Morning at Boyd 10.18.12 by David Coulson
Blog: DIY No Drill Removable Kayak Fish FInder 09.29.12 by Joshua Christensen
Blog: Take Your Time 04.12.12 by Joshua Christensen
Blog: Spring (Rebirth) New podcasts coming Soon! 04.11.12 by Tim Emery
Blog: It's your fault! 02.21.12 by Tim Emery
Blog: 4 Apps Every Angler With A Smartphone Should Use 02.09.12 by Joshua Christensen
Colorado Black Bullhead Photos by Fish Explorer Members
by killer40056 - by Rapty - by TonyGrinder - bullheads are cool by Burner6999 - by bd189 - a belly shot of a black bullhead caught at Sinton Pond. by bd189 - The Black Bullhead i caught at Sinton Pond while still in the water. by bd189 - The fish was actually caught at Sinton Pond in Colorado Springs next to Sinton Dairy but selection is unavailable. I`ve caught quite afew there but mostly no bigger than 6 inches like the one pictured.