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\r\n Was out at Panther Lake last week and caught a huge bowfin on a whopper plopper. Man, this thing was a beast! 7+ pounds. Didn\'t even know what it was at first. It gave me a crazy fight, luckily I had my heavy rod, a net and my fishgrips handy. I did some research on these fish, they are prehistoric. Really cool stuff!
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    \r\n Hate catching those toothy critters. I fished a tournament on the Roanoke River with a buddy a few weeks back, we probably caught 10 between us.\r\n
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    \nI was actually pretty excited when we caught the Bowfin. The LMB bite was tough so it was nice to find something, and something big!
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    Hate catching those toothy critters. I fished a tournament on the Roanoke River with a buddy a few weeks back, we probably caught 10 between us.
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    \r\n I love em because they put up a good fight; yet I hate em because they are so toothy for a fresh/brackish water fish and tear up the lures and line. I don\'t go fishing with a good set of fish grippers.
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    \r\n Thanks! It tried 3 times to hit my whopper plopper. The 3rd time was a charm. I just stalled it and left it there and he slammed it.
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    \nThe average length of a bowfin is 50 cm (20 in);females typically grow to 65–70 cm (26–28 in), males to 50–65 cm (20–26 in).Records indicate bowfin can reach 109 cm (43 in) in length, and weigh 9.75 kg (21.5 lb).Young of the year typically grow to 13–23 cm (5.1–9.1 in) by October.Females tend to grow larger than males.
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    How big to those things get? Wow nice catch.
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    \nSkip to around 1:40. I wish I was wearing the hat mount, and I wish I had audio. I was laughing my *** off as my cousin was trying to grab it with the fish grips. My whopper Plopper hooks were stuck in the net so he was being careful.
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      Default Bowfin!

      Was out at Panther Lake last week and caught a huge bowfin on a whopper plopper. Man, this thing was a beast! 7+ pounds. Didn't even know what it was at first. It gave me a crazy fight, luckily I had my heavy rod, a net and my fishgrips handy. I did some research on these fish, they are prehistoric. Really cool stuff!
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