Henry V

27.0 in. Bowfin caught by Henry V fishing in North Carolina on 03/24/14

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 5 years ago

27.0 in. Bowfin caught by Henry V fishing in North Carolina on 03/24/14
27.0" Bowfin caught by Henry V fishing on Monday March 24, 2014 at 02:15 near Newton Grove in Sampson County, North Carolina (NC), United States North America

I slipped out of work unnoticed for 2 hours, caught 2 Bowfin, then went back again in the evening for a third fish. The fishing is too good right now to let these chances slide, and I hand't had a 3 Bowfin day in about two years, so I had motivation to fight as many big fish as I could find.

I landed three: a 19" male, a 27" female, and a 23" female. All three were very active, and all three jumped out of the water at least one time. The male made a few spectacular jumps, but the big female in this photo was special.

She absolutely clobbered a crankbait then ran into some current, so I had a 7 lb fish and white water rapids at the end of my line. That lasted about two minutes, then she came to an eddy, where she made about 8 strong runs, and stripped a good deal of line. I turned her whenever she made a run for the fast water, and wore her down for about five minutes. When I tried to land her she made 2 more good runs, and then raised the white flag.

With Bowfin, that flag is always deceptive.

Once on the bank, she chewed up my lure, straightened a hooked, bit my landing net, and nearly scrambled back to the water before I could get a photo. Like a diva of the silver screen, she made a fuss, then showed her best side. I put her back in the water - upstream where nobody would bother her, and where she would be free to find spawning grounds.

She was one hell of a fish. It was a hell of a day of fishing.

7 members like this

Jessica & Angelo
John Wright
Lenny Trout
Davey G
Mike L
Ray N
Henry V
(Sign in to like this)

Comments

Henry V

Thanks Tyler and Albert. What can I say, fishing inspires me!

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 5 years ago

Albert Scantleberry

Have to agree with Tyler on Your Comments

Posted by Albert Scantleberry Expert Member over 5 years ago

Tyler C

I love your descriptions man! They make me feel like I was right there watching you land the fish. Great catch too!

Posted by Tyler C Expert Member over 5 years ago

Albert Scantleberry

Always enjoy Your Comments my Friend

Posted by Albert Scantleberry Expert Member over 5 years ago

Sign in to post your comment.

Map is hidden. Please sign in to unlock this feature.
back to report
Fishing report - 4.0 lb. Bowfin caught by Henry V fishing in North Carolina on 03/24/14 Fishing report - 5.0 in. White Crappie caught by Henry V fishing on 03/21/14
4.0 lb. Bowfin caught by Henry V fishing in North Carolina on 03/24/14 5.0 in. White Crappie caught by Henry V fishing on 03/21/14

Please Sign in





No user ID? No problem.
Get your free Membership