Monday, July 15, 2013

Black & Decker Tackle Wrecker Strikes Again

I was pre-fishing for my next tournament on Rush Lake near Ottertail when I had a big dogfish hit my Aruku Shad.  Can you tell?  Can't say I've ever caught a bowfin on a rattlebait before.  It was raining so I didn't get a picture of the fish.  I would say it was about 26.5 inches long.  It put up a tremendous fight and got all tangled in the net.

It was raining so I didn't get a picture of the fish.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

This nice fin was caught last summer by Nate Dykes in the Brainerd area.  I had forgotten I had the photo.  Better late than never I guess.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Bowfin From Lake Ida

This was caught by Patrick Gibbons of Terre Haute Indiana with a jig and a dead leech on June 14th of this year.  The fish had been hanging around a dock in the grassy shallows.  Patrick and his daughter Molly have been after a bowfin ever since Molly had one break her line a few years ago.  They come out to Lake Ida once a year.

Congratulations on your catch!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Adam Henkensiefken Is The 2013 Minnesota Bowfin Club Grand Champion

We now have our first father son tandem of MBC Grand Champion's.  Adam joins his dad Guy, who was our Champion in back in 2001.  Adam caught his 24.5 inch Bowfin on Mission Lake with a pumpkin seed craw tube.
2nd Place went to 2004 & 2006 Grand Champion Dave Maas for the bigger of his two 23" fish, both of those came from Platte Lake.

3rd Place went to 2000 & 2010 Grand Champion Chuck Fields for a 21.5" fin caught out of the Whitefish Chain.

Friday, June 14, 2013

The Derby Wraps Tommorrow


So get any entries you have in ASAP.  We don't want my 23 incher to win do we.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

I think I Caught The Same Fish Again Last Week

This is the guy I got on May 30th and here is the fish I got May 18th
I think the tear in the pectoral fin is the reason.  It may not be though.

I got the 2nd fish on a Berkley Powerbait Chigger Craw.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

First Fin of the Year for Me

I had been hearing reports of people catching them at the "Grumpy Old Man Hole" and today  I got me this little one on a parrot X-Rap.  I don't think it will win me the Grand Championship this year but you never know.  Anyone else getting any fins.  If you are I would love to put a pic or you and your fish on the blog.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Mike Thompson Bowfin Last Summer



Mike got the fish in August down on the Mississippi River.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"Black & Decker Tackle Wrecker"


This is how Mike Thompson described the bowfin he caught this weekend.  Apparently it wrecked his KVD frog.

And here is what a dogfish did to my hook this weekend as well.



Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Nick Jacob Is The 2012 Grand Champion!!!

25"
Surprisingly with the early spring this was the only fish entered this year.  Nick's fish was caught in late March on a Beetle Spin.  Congratulations Nick!!!