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#12200848 - 04/15/17 04:04 PM First Bowfin!
BigHead248 Offline
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Loc: Waxahachie, TX
Caught my first Bowfin today on Fork!!!




Edited by BigHead248 (04/15/17 04:05 PM)

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#12200849 - 04/15/17 04:05 PM Re: First Bowfin! [Re: BigHead248]
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#12200850 - 04/15/17 04:06 PM Re: First Bowfin! [Re: BigHead248]
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#12200851 - 04/15/17 04:07 PM Re: First Bowfin! [Re: BigHead248]
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#12200857 - 04/15/17 04:17 PM Re: First Bowfin! [Re: BigHead248]
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I grew up hearing them called "Grinnel" or grindle. Also called Choupique (shoe-pick) by the Cajuns.

Have caught them over 10 lbs. Interesting side note they look amazingly like the invasive specie snakehead.
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#12200861 - 04/15/17 04:21 PM Re: First Bowfin! [Re: BigHead248]
Jaret Latta Offline
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They got some serious teeth. They make great catfish bait

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#12200915 - 04/15/17 05:34 PM Re: First Bowfin! [Re: BigHead248]
BigHead248 Offline
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Yeah it was definitely a toothy critter!

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#12200939 - 04/15/17 05:59 PM Re: First Bowfin! [Re: BigHead248]
361V Offline
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They will flat tear up a spinnerbait. No really tear it up!
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#12200940 - 04/15/17 06:01 PM Re: First Bowfin! [Re: 361V]
H2ODawg67 Offline
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Originally Posted By: 361V
They will flat tear up a spinnerbait. No really tear it up!

Yeah, a pitbull with fins. Might as well trash the spinnerbait when they get done with it.
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#12200954 - 04/15/17 06:16 PM Re: First Bowfin! [Re: BigHead248]
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Bet you thought you had a toad for awhile.

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#12201075 - 04/15/17 07:52 PM Re: First Bowfin! [Re: bradnitro175]
BigHead248 Offline
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Yeah until its tail broke the surface. Luckily I saw someone catch one on TV and remembered they had teeth. Otherwise I would have lipped it without a glove.

Originally Posted By: bradnitro175
Bet you thought you had a toad for awhile.

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#12201079 - 04/15/17 08:01 PM Re: First Bowfin! [Re: RayBob]
Nathan_Flovin Offline
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Originally Posted By: RayBob
I grew up hearing them called "Grinnel" or grindle. Also called Choupique (shoe-pick) by the Cajuns.

Have caught them over 10 lbs. Interesting side note they look amazingly like the invasive specie snakehead.
lots of people kill them thinking they are snakehead.


Edited by Nathan_Flovin (04/15/17 08:02 PM)
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#12201121 - 04/15/17 08:32 PM Re: First Bowfin! [Re: BigHead248]
fish4bass Offline
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The state record is 17.65. I boated a #24 in 1989 on fork that I didn't know was a state record. Got a polaroid picture somewhere. They are usually colored up this time of year. Definitely better be ready for a fight if you bring it in the boat.

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#12201254 - 04/15/17 10:33 PM Re: First Bowfin! [Re: BigHead248]
nitroslim Offline
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They will stay near their fry after the hatch protecting them. They will kill a jig also at that time.

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#12201267 - 04/15/17 10:43 PM Re: First Bowfin! [Re: nitroslim]
David Burton Offline
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Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: nitroslim
They will stay near their fry after the hatch protecting them. They will kill a jig also at that time.

...And a Shakey Head...
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