Good Bowfin on 2lb line.....yes 2lb line!
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    Default Good Bowfin on 2lb line.....yes 2lb line!

    Not my biggest Bowfin(my biggest is 14 lb and had a good 17lber come off last year) butthis Bowfin may be my "best" battle. I have not targeted bowfin this year but will soon as the other types of fishing are getting sloooooooow.

    I really thought I was hung up with this one early this year but then the line started moving.........

    Enjoy.......

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VmdUpRxLmU&t=10s
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    Great job! I was actually having dreams about bowfin the other night. So this morning I got to the creek with some large shiners, caught a 3’ gar in short order but not another bite all morning. Still fun though. What’s weird is I usually catch way more bowfin than gar, but so far this year I have caught more gar than any other fish and have yet to catch a bowfin since Halloween
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    Awesome job!!
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    Default Good Bowfin on 2lb line.....yes 2lb line!

    Great video and great catch. Not sure I could have landed him that way - those things still scare me.

    With all their attitude, Iím surprised the fish didnít slap you upside your head for disrespecting him with that 2lb line!

    Thanks.


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    Who fishes with 2 pound line? I didn't even know you get buy it that small! I don't even go that light for crappie! Great catch though!

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    Buddy that is a BEAST for 2lbs test! Like meenyt said, who the heck uses 2lbs test lol......props to you, that took some serious patience and a really nice drag on that reel!

    Great video!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PontoonMike View Post
    Buddy that is a BEAST for 2lbs test! Like meenyt said, who the heck uses 2lbs test lol......props to you, that took some serious patience and a really nice drag on that reel!

    Great video!
    that rod is my rod that 95 percent of the time is dedicated to throwing trout magnets. So I call it my Trout Magnet outfit. you really need 2 lb line to throw Trout magnets . 4 lb is ok and 6 does terrible with them but Trout Magnets work the best with 2 lb line. great lures for trout but also bream , crappie etc
    Here are some Bream on the Trout Magnet
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX_P-X4imy0
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    Nice catch! I love that you never even took the plastic off the rod butt, I had one like that for 2 years and the plastic eventually came off. Great bowfin!
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