Mike S

11.0 lb. Bowfin caught by Mike S fishing in North Carolina on 11/16/09

Posted by Mike S Expert Member over 10 years ago

11.0 lb. Bowfin caught by Mike S fishing in North Carolina on 11/16/09
31.3" / 11.0 lb. Bowfin caught by Mike S fishing on Monday November 16, 2009 at 12:30 near Chapel Hill in Orange County, North Carolina (NC), United States North America using a Rattletrap a Lipless Bait by Rapala International

My personal best. She was massive. My hands were shaking, I couldn't breathe. I tried to get my fish grabber on her while she was in the water but her mouth was too big. I've lost so many bowfin in that hole. I think I lost this same fish a few weeks ago. What a beauty.

It was an incredible fight. I was listening to some music...zoned out and when she hit I thought I had hooked a beaver or something. I got all caught up in my headphone cord. I know I looked like an idiot.

Once I saw how big she was I couldn't breathe till I got as far away from the water with her as I could. What a blast.

18 members like this

Dodd Schermerhorn
John Gordon
Lenny Trout
Sandra Wright
Ken Smith
NCPIERMAN NCPIERMAN
Brent C
Brandon Mabrey
Dennis Huskins
bow fin609
Angelo Mastrando
Justin  Emerle
Joe A
Henry V
John A Wright
John Wright
Mike S
(Sign in to like this)

Comments

Dodd Schermerhorn

that had to be more than 11 lbs, thats huge! good job

Posted by Dodd Schermerhorn Expert Member over 9 years ago

Sandra Wright

Very Nice

Posted by Sandra Wright Elite Member over 9 years ago

NCPIERMAN NCPIERMAN

real nice bow man i am comming after my title this year so look out

Posted by NCPIERMAN NCPIERMAN over 10 years ago

Brent C

Great fish! I caught my biggest fin out of there that same day. Joe and I only caught a couple of dink bass that afternoon. He left and I started throwing a 1/16 oz rooster tail to the redfin pickerel. At the shallow end of the big pool a head slowly materialized right at my feet. I dropped the lure in front of his mouth, shook it a few times, and he hit it. I landed him, but of course I didn't have a camera and I've lost my Boga Grips. It was 29" and ~9-10 pounds. I love it when Joe leaves! That's always a good omen! Your fish is truly impressive!!

Posted by Brent C Expert Member over 10 years ago

Brandon Mabrey

hawg city baby!!! nice job mike

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 10 years ago

Dennis Huskins

Wow, what a nice fish and a great story!!

Posted by Dennis Huskins Elite Member over 10 years ago

Angelo Mastrando

nice bow

Posted by Angelo Mastrando over 10 years ago

Justin  Emerle

Wow Mike, that's a beauty. Great story. I haven't caught a true monster yet, of any fish, but I can imagine the feeling.

Posted by Justin Emerle Expert Member over 10 years ago

Joe A

good job

Posted by Joe A Expert Member over 10 years ago

Henry V

I don't know: should I just give you my fishing pole or break it over my leg?

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 10 years ago

1 2 Next page

Sign in to post your comment.

Map is hidden. Please sign in to unlock this feature.
back to report
Fishing report - 3.8 lb. Bowfin caught by Mike S fishing in North Carolina on 03/09/10 Fishing report - 6.0 lb. Bowfin caught by Mike S fishing in North Carolina on 11/09/09
3.8 lb. Bowfin caught by Mike S fishing in North Carolina on 03/09/10 6.0 lb. Bowfin caught by Mike S fishing in North Carolina on 11/09/09

Please Sign in





No user ID? No problem.
Get your free Membership