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BLACKBASSASSASIN

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while bass fishing...
« on: October 08, 2009, 02:35:02 PM »
i caught this big female bowfin in about 3 feet of water on a jointed rapala shad rap..i've been "hooked"ever since...that was in august..i've caught more since then but nothing like this one.They fight hard..even when landed they still try to bite(those teeth are nothing to scoff at,i have a scar from this one) when the bass are tight lipped bowfin are my focus...real brawlers
« Last Edit: October 08, 2009, 02:37:07 PM by BLACKBASSASSASIN »

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Re: while bass fishing...
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2009, 02:50:56 PM »
that's a beast!! man those things are fun to catch

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Re: while bass fishing...
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2009, 02:56:29 PM »
Those things hit like a freight train!!!!!!
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Re: while bass fishing...
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2009, 03:15:08 PM »
Yeah those things are vicious, I remember my buddy caught one, probably only around 12" or so but man was it snapping at him :o :o

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Re: while bass fishing...
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2009, 04:08:38 PM »
Thats a big one for sure!!  Our state record was caught in our local lake here.  Over 18 lbs.

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Re: while bass fishing...
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2009, 04:25:17 PM »
Wow, that's a catch!    8)
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Re: while bass fishing...
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2009, 04:45:11 PM »
Looks like you have it at home?  Did you eat it?

I never have.  Heard they were pretty bony.

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Re: while bass fishing...
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2009, 08:19:51 PM »
Whoa :o never seen one of those things before? How do they taste?

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Re: while bass fishing...
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2009, 10:29:27 PM »
WOW! That's a nice size one for sure!

Congrats!
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BLACKBASSASSASIN

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Re: while bass fishing...
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2009, 01:01:27 AM »
yeah they're alot of fun..i had no idea they fought like that..i thought it was a big largemouth at first but i gave her a tug ya know to see what it was...my heart was pounding when i finally laid eyes on her. this was my longest  fight..about 10 minutes because it seemed like she never got tired lol...i did take her home but not for eating i heard the flesh has a jelly type of thing with it(no thanks)..a friend of mine does some nice taxidermy work so..yeah. also you'll notice im wearing gloves..i dont usually but Bowfins are the slimest fish i've ever dealt with in my 20+years of fishing(im 26)
i dont normally keep ANY fish but this one was special..they're all over the place here in virginia,its one of those lesser targeted species..bass are really my thing but whenever i fish the chickahominy river there's always a good chance that a bowfin just might destroy my lure lol..its ok..what an incredible animal...the teeth are amazing to me

thanks for checkin out the thread guys..i appreciate it
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Re: while bass fishing...
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2009, 08:00:04 AM »
wow, that thing is a monster. Nice catch
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BLACKBASSASSASIN

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Re: while bass fishing...
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2009, 12:17:17 PM »
thanks alot guys ..she was alot of fun
i havent caugt one this big since then..but im tryin,they hang out in the oddest places

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Re: while bass fishing...
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2009, 12:46:59 PM »
Cool fish man

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Re: while bass fishing...
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2009, 01:58:19 PM »
Very cool! I hooked one of them by accident as well...you are right those teeth are nothing to laugh at.Lost mine about 3-4 ft from me before the line got sliced and cut off.Haven't seen another one since.
Fat with a big mouth and a bad attitude,So I hadda let her go.

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Re: while bass fishing...
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2009, 03:09:28 PM »
Kinda looks like those snake head fish.
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Re: while bass fishing...
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2009, 12:38:01 PM »
I love surprises like this, it makes fishing that much more fun!  Congrats on the catch.