image from NYSDEC
Early spring is the best time to catch bullheads, when the peepers start peeping and the ice is just out. The cold water makes for tastier, firmer fleshed fish dinners. Bullheads are fun to catch at night, making bullhead fishing a great social activity as written in the NYS Conservationist article, Bountiful Bullheads. Bring along a small grill, tin foil, and your favorite BBQ sauce, so you can cook them up waterside while you fish!
butter, or some cooking spray to prevent fish from sticking to the tin foil
favorite BBQ or marinade sauce
Preheat your grill/get coals ready for cooking. Place a piece of foil over the grill grate. Add a bit of butter and place the bullhead fillets on top. Baste the fillet with BBQ sauce, cover and cook 4-6 minutes, until the fish is cooked through and the meat easily flakes. This can be eaten like a fish sandwich while you continue fishing or served over brown rice with grilled veggies as a fancier entree.
nutrition label based on wild channel catfish, brown bullhead is not available in the database. BBQ sauce was a spicy honey.