Bullhead fishing starting early

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Usually I go bullhead fishing toward the end of May after finishing the spring semester when I move home for the summer. However, there has been word that the bullhead have been out earlier than usual.

Saturday, April 18, I went to Third Creek which is right off the shore of Sodus Bay near Alton. I originally wanted to fish off of Bay Bridge near Wolcott, but there were over 40 people along the entire bridge. My back up plan was Third Creek.

I arrived around 8:30 p.m. and there was plenty of room to fish. After lighting the lantern, setting up sticks to hold the fishing poles, and putting chicken guts and worms on the hooks, it was time to finally fish!

The waves were heavily crashing on shore causing the fishing poles to bob up and down as if there was a fish biting the hook. There was also a lot of garbage towards shore getting stuck on the hooks.

What a bad start to the night.

After about 30 minutes of that, it finally cleared up as the waves died down. Then, I finally started to get some bites. I caught a few and missed a few. Because it’s still early in the season I only caught four fish and had about eight bites. Not a bad start though!