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Crystal Lake, Iowa: Fish - World's Largest Bullhead

12 feet long and elevated atop a pile of rocks; its sign notes that the fish is a "Bullhead!" Worthy of an exclamation point. Built in 1958 by Carl Frick and Rush Gabrilson; restored in 2007.

State St. S., Crystal Lake, IA
Just northeast of town, on the north side of State St. S., along the south shore of Crystal Lake.
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World's Largest Bullhead.

World's Largest Bullhead

Haven't seen the Muskie carved from a tree in Ventura, Iowa, but this the largest Bullhead as of March 22, 2015.

[Lala, 08/04/2015]

World's Largest Bullhead.

World's Largest Bullhead

This was a fun attraction and well worth the short detour.

[Drew, 07/10/2009]

Bullhead statue.

Home of the World's Largest Bullhead

It's just a great big bullhead down by the lake. Worth the drive if you are in the area. Makes a great Christmas Photo.

[Bill Diesslin, 04/09/2008]

Hey, what's with another Iowa body of water? Doesn't this hurt the lighthouse joke over at Storm Lake?

Fish - "World's Largest Bullhead"

The sign in front of the statue claims that this is the world's largest bullhead. It is about 12' long and 4' high. The statue is painted green and yellow and not your typical bullhead colors of brown and yellow. As anyone would know who has ever fished an Iowa lake, you usually catch about a 30 of these bottom dwellers in a day. They are fun to catch as a kid; but not the tastiest fish in the water.

[Shane Delaney, 10/04/2001]

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