I love this picture
After a while, the chubs stopped bothering the bait (I assumed it was because they all already had been hooked), and I saw another whispered shape glide toward my bait and promptly suck it up.
I lifted it up, and saw the telltale white chin whiskers. Yellow Bullhead!!!
Small, but a bullhead nonetheless!
Cute, isn't it?
The white or yellow chin whiskers
This fish was special. Having caught it, I have caught every bullhead species in nj! This is not exactly a great feat, since there is only two native bullheads and one introduced, and I caught both natives today. In addition, I had no idea yellow bullheads were even in this creek, I thought only browns existed. Nonetheless, it was a great bonus fish.
Not ten minutes later, a landed a substantially larger yellow bullhead!
Such beautiful fish... Although many others would disagree
The tiny octopus hook performed wonderfully, hooking all the bullheads in the corner of their mouths.
I decided not to push my luck and call it a day, heading home satisfied and happy.