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Buddy's first bowfin (he's been hunting this fish for years) #14522045 11/01/22 04:38 PM
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Buddy of mine ripped into his first bowfin on the buffalo bayou down in houston the bayou was flooded due to a heavy rainstorm Friday we ended up going to two diffrent spots that weren't fishable due to flooding or too many people. so we decided to hit our spot deep in george bush park its a nice 30 minute hike to reach this certain section of the buffalo bayou but we made the trek amd the bayou rewarded him with a nice cchunky bowie [Linked Image]
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Re: Buddy's first bowfin (he's been hunting this fish for years) [Re: bigcast88] #14522061 11/01/22 05:13 PM
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Congrats to your friend. Those are sure enough scrappers.

Re: Buddy's first bowfin (he's been hunting this fish for years) [Re: bigcast88] #14522296 11/01/22 08:18 PM
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Re: Buddy's first bowfin (he's been hunting this fish for years) [Re: bigcast88] #14522302 11/01/22 08:22 PM
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Re: Buddy's first bowfin (he's been hunting this fish for years) [Re: bigcast88] #14522323 11/01/22 08:42 PM
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I did not know what they were and had never encountered bowfin until I was fishing some canals in Florida while I was stationed there. I caught like 7 or 8 of them and they absolutely destroyed the spinnerbait I was throwing. Fun fish to catch, good fighters and explosive hits. Congrats to your buddy and his addition to the species list.


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Re: Buddy's first bowfin (he's been hunting this fish for years) [Re: bigcast88] #14523077 11/02/22 05:07 PM
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Thanks everyone yeah he's still on cloud 9 about it we even had a Bayou Boys "which is the name of our fishing group" tournament he ended up winning it with the bowfin


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Re: Buddy's first bowfin (he's been hunting this fish for years) [Re: bigcast88] #14523229 11/02/22 06:55 PM
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That's a nice one, bet it put up one heck of a fight.
Congratulations to your friend.

Re: Buddy's first bowfin (he's been hunting this fish for years) [Re: bigcast88] #14524525 11/04/22 12:14 AM
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Re: Buddy's first bowfin (he's been hunting this fish for years) [Re: Slide_R] #14524570 11/04/22 01:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Slide_R
I did not know what they were and had never encountered bowfin until I was fishing some canals in Florida while I was stationed there. I caught like 7 or 8 of them and they absolutely destroyed the spinnerbait I was throwing. Fun fish to catch, good fighters and explosive hits. Congrats to your buddy and his addition to the species list.



The ones in Florida were likely snakeheads, They look just like bowfins but they have better coloration. Both fish are great fighters,

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Man I'll bet that thing made for one helluva battle on a spinning rod set-up.

Re: Buddy's first bowfin (he's been hunting this fish for years) [Re: bigcast88] #14533327 11/12/22 01:08 PM
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Great fight, but I bet that smell on his hand was like the last date of the night on a $10 hooker!


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