Yellow bullheads vary in color from light yellow to olive-green on the back. The belly is yellowish to white. The caudal or tail fin is not notched, and may be slightly rounded or convex. Its chin barbels are white which is one of the more reliable means of identifying a yellow bullhead.
Like most catfish, the yellow bullhead is omnivorous, feeding on a variety of plant and animal material which it roots from the bottom. Yellow bullheads tend to be small but may sometimes grow to be 4 pounds or more. They are commonly found in warm water ponds and sluggish streams.
Best baits are generally considered to be worms or doughballs.