Bowfin in North Carolina

Discussion in 'LOCAL NORTH CAROLINA TALK' started by ncfowler, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. ncfowler

    ncfowler Well-Known Member

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    Jeff
    the other day I went out on Oakhollow at highpoint to do a little fishing I got a lot of small ones in the 2 to 5 lb range and a bowfin around 6lbs it is the first one i ever got. what a ugly cuss but had a good fight:)
     
  2. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    I been catching a lot of them lately. My biggest so far is an 10 pounder. They do give a good fight.:)
     

  3. C_wernett

    C_wernett New Member

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    I fish for them regularly, just because I think they are fun to catch. Check out my post titled Two Days on the NE Cape Fear to see a picture of a 10 pounder I caught a couple day ago!
     
  4. Damian_Storm

    Damian_Storm New Member

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    i catch then alot here in indiana too...great fighters but, man they're evil lookin' lol
     
  5. bigcatwannabe

    bigcatwannabe New Member

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  6. JAYNC

    JAYNC New Member

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    I will agree that they can be somewhat fun to catch, but I do tend to get disappointed when I see its not a catfish.
     
  7. phillip puryear

    phillip puryear New Member

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    10-4 about being dissappointed there almost a bad as a ghar.
     
  8. bigblaze

    bigblaze New Member

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    My buddy got one the other day about 3lbs. on a crappie jig...yep a crappie jig!
     
  9. Southernraised84

    Southernraised84 New Member

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    Fayettnam, North Carolina
    if you like to catch bowfin hit the south/black river (depends on where you are) i pulled a 18 pounder out of there a while back that river is full of them but i wouldnt recomend eating anything out of there, all the fish there have a high mercury level in them but tis still a good fight
     
  10. JAYNC

    JAYNC New Member

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    I think the state record for bowfin is 17lbs, you could of had your name in the record book. Not sure if anyone really wants to go down in the books for bowfin but its something.