In order to successfully catch buffalo fish, you will need heavy carp rods, baitrunner reels, a strong enough mainline and #6-#8 wide gape hooks. Buffalos are best fished for on the bottom and caught on hookbaits such as boilies or tiger nuts.
Buffalo fish belong to the sucker family and are a native North American species. Carp, on the other hand, are non-native to the U.S. and belong to the minnow family. Buffalo are often greyish or tea.colored, while common carp are bronze or brown-colored.