Steven Wright

Bowfin caught by Steven Wright fishing on 05/29/14

Posted by Steven Wright over 2 years ago

Bowfin caught by Steven Wright fishing on 05/29/14
Bowfin caught by Steven Wright fishing on Thursday May 29, 2014 at 10:40 using a Creature

My dad was holding it... I was scared of how vicious these fish are. First Bowfin too.

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Steven Wright

Thanks for the tips! Caught a big one today but it got away as soon as i went to pull em out of the water.

Posted by Steven Wright over 2 years ago

Brian Shea

Congrats on the first bowfin! Its one of my favorite fish. They been hard to find here in NJ lately.

Posted by Brian Shea Elite Member over 2 years ago

Henry V

Congratulations. Yeah, they are mean! That's a small male. The key is to avoid the mouth - the teeth aren't sharp, but the jaw is like a bear trap. Your dad handled it well - little ones are easy to grab. With a big one, you slide a finger under the gill and use your thumb and finger to pinch the gular plate under the jaw. The Gular plate is a long triangular bone (only Bowfin have that bone) under the mouth. For whatever reason, they stop moving when you do that, and are much easier to handle.

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 2 years ago

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