The bowfins have been going nuts around here, and I've been having fun with 'em. I caught this big girl on a sucker head. I wasn't using any weight- just a hook, steel leader, and the bait. Tossed it into a likely looking opening in a weedy patch in the shallows. She was 28.5" long, 15" around, and weighed just over 9 pounds. Who else loves hooking these hard-fighting beasts?