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




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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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.


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#12201121 - 04/15/17 08:32 PM Re: First Bowfin! [Re: BigHead248]
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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]
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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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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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