I have lost my first fin of the year, actually I very well might have missed more than one. The one I know for sure was a bowfin bit at night and I was using a minnow so it wouldn't have been tournament eligible. It wasn't very big either, maybe 20 inches.
Last night a reader of my blog Bass Pundit had a fin on at the Grumpy Old Man Hole, but it broke his line as he tried to bring it up on shore.
I'm going to be adding some Bowfin Pictures over the next few weeks. Here is the 1st:
This fish was caught by Brett Vegoe from Minnetonka obviously. It was caught 4/28/1987 and was 10lbs 5ozs and caught on 2lb line which tied it for that line class in the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.
The Bowfin Anglers Group has a page with the Bowfin World Records.