Black Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, and Yellow Bullhead
(Ameriurus melas), (Ameiurus nebulosus), (Ameiurus natalis)
are not responsible for errors or omissions.
When boating, regardless of water depth, wear a PFD!
Gamefish in the Chicago Area include:
Please check the fishing advisories for information.
There are no statewide creel or length limits for Bullhead Catfish. You still must follow any site specific regulations. Site specific limits
much more information on breeding, habits and habitat, you can read the
entire U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) for
This link is a scanned photocopy of the actual
reports used by your local government to decide what fish to stock in
particular locations. The reports are normally printed on heavy stock
blue paper (You'll see the paper reflecting in the background of the
scans. Warning: This report is a little over 1 meg in size and will require
you to have Adobe Acrobat installed to view properly.
Illinois record: Black Bullhead 5lb 6oz, Brown Bullhead 2lb 10.4oz, Yellow Bullhead 5lb 4oz
North American Record: Black Bullhead 8lb 15oz, Brown Bullhead 6lb 2oz, Yellow Bullhead 4lb 8oz
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