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Does Anyone Else Fish For Bowfin?

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This species is also known as mudfish, Grinnel, and most commonly Dogfish. I personally love fishing for them, just leave some live bait in a channel or mucky bottom and you'll have a pretty good chance of catching one. and NO they are not an invasive species nor bad to the envirement/lakes in the US like the Snakehead, so if you think you have caught a Snakehead and are about to kill it, look to see if it has 1 or 2 anal fins, if 1 long anal fin, its a Snakehead, if 2 its a Bowfin. now back to the topic, Who else fishes for this fun aggressive and challenging fish?

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I like to target them some days, its a blast catching them on small lures and light line!

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I catch them pretty regular here in NW Florida and South Alabama. I don't particularly target them, but if that's what biting, that's ok with me. They are fun to catch.

I have the best luck dragging lizards or worms, even though I am after bass, they hit the same plastics. 

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I have never targeted them intentionally, but plan to this summer.

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We target them in southern Virginia when my partner and I go there for the month of September.  We like them.

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If i had a place that had high of enough concentration of them I would most definitely target them.  I love catching them and they are a blast and I am still itching to get one on my fly rod.

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I like sight fishing for them..

 

 

I love the color of spawning Bowfins, and people say their ugly, psht.

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I've caught a few.  They are exciting for sure. 

 

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Caught my first two ever fishing in the Everglades a couple days ago. Makes me wish there was somewhere around here to fish for them. 

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