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Why in the world would someone spend the time to produce a website dedicated to the pursuit of a fish that nobody has even heard of, much less caught... I mean really?
Because the species of fish known as the bowfin has not only inhabited this planet for over 100 million years, but is one of nastiest best fighting fish available to anglers across the USA! Oh, and don't "lip" these beasties, or you'll pull back a shredded stub...
Bowfin are one of the toughest critters that swims, and can survive the worst of aquatic conditions. They literally rise to the surface of the body of water, and gulp oxygen if needed.
Although legends and myths abound regarding their carnivorous nature toward other inhabitants of their home water, in truth they eat what they need to survive, and otherwise only attack if their young are threatened. They are incredible parents.
In the end, however, it is the fight that keeps bowfin addicts coming back for more... In pursuit of all those monsters that won the battle. We buy better gear, upgrade line, invest in expensive hooks... anything to land that beast that got the best of us last time.
If you haven't tried chasing bowfin, and have the interest, go get yourself some 4-6" shad or 3-4" sunfish, and cut them in half. Doesn't matter if they are fresh or frozen. In the Spring find shallow backwater areas and toss out the cutbait on a Carolina rig setup with a 2/0 - 3/0 octopus hook... and hold on. Initial bite is usually light, but if you don't pay attention, you will lose your rod!
Thanks for taking the time to cruise around Bowfin-fishing.com! If you should decide to chase a few of these outrageous creatures, we hope you will have the time of your life! If you would like to submit your adventures to this website, we'd love to hear from you.
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