Henry V

14.0 in. Bowfin caught by Henry V fishing in North Carolina on 03/16/14

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 5 years ago

14.0 in. Bowfin caught by Henry V fishing in North Carolina on 03/16/14
14.0" Bowfin caught by Henry V fishing on Sunday March 16, 2014 at 11:13 near Apex in Wake County, North Carolina (NC), United States North America

I have set up a Twitter feed for my Bowfin book (@miacalva) and a blog at WordPress (Bowfin Country). The NC Wildlife Commission contacted me to catch them a juvenile male Bowfin for the state's mobile aquarium, which they use for wildlife education. I was more than happy to help.
yesterday I went down to catch one, and came across a friend who saw an angler catch a small Bowfin. The angler donated the fish, I took it home and placed it in an aerated bin, and today the state commission officer picked up the fish and brought it to the Pechmann Center in Fayeteville.

That Bowfin will educate thousands of people about one of our most ancient and hardest-fighting native fishes.

Here is a photo of the Bowfin in its temporary lodgings. It was a beautiful fish, with its striped winter pattern, and its fins were turning green as it prepared to spawn.

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Lenny Trout

Very cool.

Posted by Lenny Trout Elite Member over 4 years ago

Dennis Huskins

Long live the Bowfin!!!

Posted by Dennis Huskins Elite Member over 4 years ago

Ray N

WOW!

Posted by Ray N Elite Member over 5 years ago

Joe Pych

That's a nice specimen for the aquarium. Nice of you to help out with the education.

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 5 years ago

Albert Scantleberry

Super You are the Angler Supreme what a Guy

Posted by Albert Scantleberry Expert Member over 5 years ago

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