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First time catch.(released)Grabbed a 16th oz. Black Leech style grub ,black jig head with yellow eyes.
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According to this chart a 21.5" Bowfin weighs close to 3.5 # Chapter 17: Length-Weight Relationships (state.mi.us)
This was one first time fish for me yesterday , the other 1st timer was a landlocked Atlantic Salmon .Very pleased
…i havnt caught one of these since i was a kid!
yep always released them ... even 45 years ago!
Thanks Ben this was an exciting and surprising catch .I stayed away from the teeth .They didn't look sharp but I wasn't sure they looked like a Catfishes .I guess I'm fortunate he didn't break off my 4# test . Yes great fight!
Great catch John!
Yes! Releasing a Bowfin is almost always the right thing to do because:
1. They are a native fish to the United States
2. They keep things "in check and under control" in our waters
I love Bowfins! They put on one heck of a fight and just when you think you have them beat they all of a sudden come back to life! Look out for their teeth - they can cut through a fishing line like a razor!
Apparently releasing the Bowfin is the right thing to do here in New Jersey.
Here's what Fish and Game says in the 2016 Digest : Invasive Fish
Fish identification can be easy for species caught frequently, but tricky for
species new to New Jersey waters. An untrained eye can mistake species
that look similar.
are native species, actually dating back 250 million years and should
be released unharmed. However,
are invasive and should be
destroyed and submitted to the Division of Fish and Wildlife for verifica-
tion. Snakeheads have recently been found in the lower Delaware River and some
of it's tributaries.
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