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Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin #12318426
06/30/17 04:35 PM
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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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Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Dfitz] #12318450
06/30/17 05:04 PM
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That's a dandy bowfin. Good job.


PB-carp, 23.9
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PB-bass, 11.10
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Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Dfitz] #12318642
06/30/17 07:14 PM
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Did you catch the choupique at white rock?




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Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Dfitz] #12318656
06/30/17 07:28 PM
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Nice Bowfin! They make great mounts by the way!


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Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Dfitz] #12319306
07/01/17 04:34 AM
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Awesome post and fish. Good job Andrew. cheers

Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Dfitz] #12319569
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Nice job!

Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Dfitz] #12319846
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Awesome rockon


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Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Dfitz] #12319878
07/01/17 08:04 PM
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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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Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Dfitz] #12320010
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Same fish, different name.


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Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Dfitz] #12320041
07/01/17 11:05 PM
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Right on! Where can a guy find them in DFW? I'm in...


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Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Dfitz] #12320114
07/02/17 12:07 AM
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a dumpster at white rock lak...
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a dumpster at white rock lak...
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Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Dfitz] #12320145
07/02/17 12:25 AM
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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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Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Dfitz] #12320340
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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 !!

Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: Dfitz] #12320373
07/02/17 03:01 AM
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Andrew. You are fish catching MACHINE! hooked Good job buddy! thumb




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Re: Caught a Gar & Big Bowfin [Re: banker-always fishing] #12320732
07/02/17 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
Andrew. You are fish catching MACHINE! hooked Good job buddy! thumb



Totally agree.

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