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#12318426 - 06/30/17 11:35 AM Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin
Fitz´┐Ż Online   happy
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Registered: 08/12/10
Posts: 9758
Loc: Feeding Time
Got away from my normal targets of Bass and Sunfish. This was my second time fishing for Gar. I caught some Shad and rigged up a rod. There were a bunch of small gar coming up for air. I had 8 runs, got 3 hooked up and fought to the boat and managed to get my hands on one. One was a Shortnose which was really cool to see up close. I also caught a 12lb Bowfin, it was a great fight, peeling line and turning my boat. I was glad to get so much action, lots of fun and plan to do this again.


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#12318450 - 06/30/17 12:04 PM Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Fitz´┐Ż]
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Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 5583
Loc: Mineola, formerly Arlington
That's a dandy bowfin. Good job.

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#12318642 - 06/30/17 02:14 PM Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Fitz´┐Ż]
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Registered: 07/19/10
Posts: 785
Loc: Mckinney, TX
Did you catch the choupique at white rock?
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#12318656 - 06/30/17 02:28 PM Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Fitz´┐Ż]
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Registered: 04/15/12
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Loc: Diana,TX
Nice Bowfin! They make great mounts by the way!
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#12319306 - 06/30/17 11:34 PM Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Fitz´┐Ż]
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 12090
Loc: San Antonio TX
Awesome post and fish. Good job Andrew. cheers

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#12319569 - 07/01/17 09:35 AM Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Fitz´┐Ż]
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Registered: 04/27/02
Posts: 2014
Nice job!
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#12319846 - 07/01/17 02:35 PM Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Fitz´┐Ż]
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Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 1036
Loc: La vernia tx
Awesome rockon
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#12319878 - 07/01/17 03:04 PM Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Fitz´┐Ż]
Cat finder Offline
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Registered: 03/14/15
Posts: 446
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Those bowfins remind me of a fish in Florida by the name of mud fish. If they are anything alike they make some good patties and fight great.
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#12320010 - 07/01/17 05:37 PM Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Fitz´┐Ż]
Curt0407 Offline
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Registered: 06/27/09
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Loc: Mineola, formerly Arlington
Same fish, different name.

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#12320041 - 07/01/17 06:05 PM Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Fitz´┐Ż]
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Registered: 03/14/15
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Loc: Dallas, Texas
Right on! Where can a guy find them in DFW? I'm in...
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#12320114 - 07/01/17 07:07 PM Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Fitz´┐Ż]
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Registered: 02/13/03
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Loc: a dumpster at white rock lak...
Nice Grinnel.Lake Fork i bet?
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#12320145 - 07/01/17 07:25 PM Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Fitz´┐Ż]
Fitz´┐Ż Online   happy
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Registered: 08/12/10
Posts: 9758
Loc: Feeding Time
Thanks everyone for the replies. I caught it in ETX. Pm me if you want the location.

I've met a bunch of fishermen lately at some of my spots. I ask them if they are on TFF, and they all say "no, but read it for tips or places to try". I don't mind posting tips but I don't want to give all my locations to the public, just TFF community. Does that make me a jerk?
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#12320340 - 07/01/17 09:33 PM Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Fitz´┐Ż]
garbow Offline
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Registered: 03/07/17
Posts: 116
Awesome!! Bowfin!! The gar in a needle nose gar sir. And if you will fray out some 1/4-3/8 nylon rope and make kind of a jig with your hook and bait it gets tangled up in their teeth most of the time you won't hook them with the hook but you will catch them. Good luck tight lines !!

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#12320373 - 07/01/17 10:01 PM Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Fitz´┐Ż]
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 44135
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Andrew. You are fish catching MACHINE! hooked Good job buddy! thumb
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#12320732 - 07/02/17 09:33 AM Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: banker-always fishing]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 11598
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
Andrew. You are fish catching MACHINE! hooked Good job buddy! thumb



Totally agree.

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