Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Andrew Osowski With A Nice Little Fin

 About 14" on a hair jig.
I believe Andrew Osowski of Team Yukon Outdoors got this fish on May 5th.  Get out there the fish are active.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dave Maas 1st Two Fins of the Year

I think it's a fin.

Yep, it's a bowfin!
About 27" Caught on a Custom Jigs and Spins Glow Demon with a stickleback minnow at about 2:30AM on April 29th at Sullivan Lake 
On the next night I had to two dogfish on, but due to the difficultly of landing them on rip rap I only got 1 of the two in.  I actually had my claw grippers on the first fish a couple of times, but as soon as I touched him, it went berserk.  I ended up breaking that fish off.  It was slightly bigger than the one I did catch on the 30th.
Dogfish Selfie

23" on a Glow Demon and crappie minnow
Stripped the glow right off of the Glow Demon
Seeing as how they were caught with live bait, these bowfin aren't eligible for this years Grand Championship.

The warm weather is definitely getting the bow wow's active.  This first weekend in May just may be your best shot at getting a Grand Championship winning fish.

Please remember to release your bowfin alive so someone else can enjoy the fight.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Possible MN State Record???

I don't know if this fin that was caught by Jana Olson was weighed or not, but it was obviously huge.  I don't have any details on the catch.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Poopy The Puppy

Nicole Michel kept this fish for the aquarium and named it Poopy The Puppy.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Got My 3rd Of the Year

23" hit on a green pumpkin Texas rigged craw tube on June 24th

Monday, June 23, 2014

Joe Torbert is the 2014 Minnesota Bowfin Club Grand Champion

Joe Torbert caught a 30" bowfin on June 14th, while fishing a tournament on Fishtrap Lake. Unfortunately he didn't get a picture of the fish.  It totally destroyed the Rapala DT3 he caught it on.

Congratulations to Joe on being the 2014 Club Grand Champion!!!

2nd Place went to 2 Time Grand Champion Chuck Fields with a 23" Fin caught on a swim jig on Gull Lake on May 27th.

3rd Place went to Club President and 2 Time Grand Champion yours truly Dave Maas with a 22" doggy caught in Platte Lake June 5th on a River 2 Sea Yabbie.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Got My 1st Fish Of the Year Today


Hit on a Strike King Pure Poison with Grass Pig trailer
Looked like he was beat up from spawning

Monday, May 19, 2014

Time To Be Thinkin' 'Fins

Photo from Chad Christianson
I saw my first Bowfin caught this past Friday.  It may have hit me about 15 minutes earlier. The Grand Championship for 2014 is on!   

Please Note- Starting this year Bowfin caught at anytime day or night are eligible to be entered.