Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - It's the Lenten season and that means fish on Fridays! One viewer noticed a restaurant in East Syracuse advertising bullhead dinners.
That viewer wants to know whether the warm winter we've had has resulted in an early season for the fish.
Neil Ringler from SUNY ESF confirms April nights are typically when an abundance of bullhead can be caught from the shoreline.
Rising water temperatures, warm rain and seasonal runoff stimulate bullhead to gather in the shallows and feed aggressively, a behavior that becomes more pronounced at night.
That said, the sport fish are plentiful and can be caught all year long in New York State.
Ringler says there’s no doubt that the lack of ice on the water has made them more accessible.Do you have a question for the Your Stories team? Call us at 446-9900 or email us at email@example.com.