Brandon Mabrey

Bowfin caught by Brandon Mabrey fishing in North Carolina on 09/07/09

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 11 years ago

Bowfin
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Image credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Duane Raver
Bowfin caught by Brandon Mabrey fishing on Monday September 07, 2009 at 11:55 4.0 km from Roanoke Rapids in Halifax County, North Carolina (NC), United States North America using a june bug with green tail a Lizard

IM POSTING THIS MAINLY FOR THE TRIANGLE BOWFIN GUYS, I FLOATED THE RIVER HERE IN ROANOKE RAPIDS YESTERDAY AND BELIEVE I SET HOOK IN THE BIGGEST BOWFIN THATS EVER BEEN RECORDED IN THE STATE BEFORE, I BELIEVE THIS SIMPLY BECAUSE THE STATE RECORD IS ONLY LIKE RIGHT AROUND 18 POUNDS, 17LBS 15 OZ TO BE EXACT. I FAUGHT THIS BEAST FOR ABOUT A GOOD SOLID MINUTE, AND ITS FUNNY BECAUSE I WASNT EVEN EXPECTING A BOWFIN TO BITE ANYWAY AND IT DIDNT REALLY HAVE ALOT OF FIGHT TO IT ESPECIALLY FOR A BOWFIN OF THIS SIZE, IT JUST FELT LIKE I WAS REELING IN A LOG OR SOMETHING. SO I WAS JUST REELING IT IN THINKING I HAD A GOOD SIZED LARGMOUTH OR ROCKFISH AND THIS THING ROLLED UP BESIDE THE BOAT AND HIS HEAD WAS THE SIZE OF A FOOTBALL OR BIGGER IT WOULD HAVE SMASHED THE 18 POUND RECORD BY FAR. I DIDNT TAKE A PICTURE BECAUSE WE FLOAT THE RIVER WITH JUST LITTLE POND BOATS AND THERE ARE SOME REALLY BAD RAPIDS ALONG THE WAY SO I DIDNT BRING MY CAMERA BECAUSE WE GET REALLY WET WHEN WE DO THIS, I THOUGHT THE RECORD WAS ALOT BIGGER THAN 18 POUNDS FOR NC, WHEN I GOT HOME AND LOOKED IT UP I WAS DISCUSTED WITH MYSELF FOR NOT KEEPING THE FISH BUT THATS HOW IT GOES SOMETIMES. I GOT 4 BUDDIES THAT GOT TO SEE THE MONSTER SO THATS ALL THAT MATTERS I GUESS. BUT I RELEASED THE FISH BESIDE THE BOAT SO THERE IS A STATE RECORD IN THE ROANOKE RIVER IF YOUR INTERESTED LOL, ALL MY BUDDIES EVEN SAID THAT THE FISH WAS THE BIGGEST ONE THEY HAVE EVER SEEN BEFORE AND WE HAVE CAUGHT SOME HOG BOWFIN IN OUR TIME FISHING THE RIVER, BUT BY MY EXPERIENCE FISHING I KNOW THAT THIS FISH WAS OVER 20 POUNDS BY FAR....I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU GUYS KNOW...

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Todd Harris

bull shit

Posted by Todd Harris Elite Member over 10 years ago

Joe Pych

Doh! That must have been a fun catch. Wish you had a picture - would love to see that beast.

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 11 years ago

Henry V

You clearly want one of us to get up there and catch your fish. We all seem to be getting into the Haw River lately, but I have my calendar marked: I am coming up there in mid-October. Count on it.

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 11 years ago

Brandon Mabrey

lol

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 11 years ago

Justin  Emerle

Ugh, You seem to be taking it pretty well. If it were me, I wouldn't be able to stop thinking bout it and I would probably lose sleep and go insane..........

Posted by Justin Emerle Expert Member over 11 years ago

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