Henry V

26.0 in. Bowfin caught by Henry V fishing in North Carolina on 03/24/10

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 10 years ago

26.0 in. Bowfin caught by Henry V fishing in North Carolina on 03/24/10
26.0" Bowfin caught by Henry V fishing on Wednesday March 24, 2010 at 14:49 near Apex in Wake County, North Carolina (NC), United States North America using a lure by Rapala International

Joe is standing to my left. I cast out into the pool and bring the lure over a hole behind the rocks. The lure moves funny, like its scared, and then it stops. Joe looks down and sees the line stop and he thinks it's a snag. So do I. I hold the rod in one hand and I grab the line with my free hand, but it moves. I set the hook.

This Bowfin was not the biggest I ever caught, but she was one of the nastiest. She fought like a bull that had snorted half of Colombia's yearly coke output. It was crazy. The fight lasted about 3 minutes and by the end of it she had completely mangled the back end of my lure.

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Justin  Emerle

Great story

Posted by Justin Emerle Expert Member over 10 years ago

Albert Scantleberry

Man it great to have such fights with that Species

Posted by Albert Scantleberry Expert Member over 10 years ago

Brandon Mabrey

nice job

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 10 years ago

Joe A

You can bearly see it from that picture but that fin was starting to get the lime spawning color on its fins

Posted by Joe A Expert Member over 10 years ago

Joe A

I swear it looked like you were snagged on a tree when you plucked the line and it didnt budge then out of no were the line just took off. I thought you were gona go in the way it was tossing your rod around.

Posted by Joe A Expert Member over 10 years ago

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