I've been wanting to catch a bowfin for a while. This morning, I did. 22 inches worth. Man, those things are fun. I had no idea what it was until I got him into the net. I'm sitting there by myself in my canoe with this thing that I think probably has teeth trying to figure out how to hold it without being bitten. Meanwhile, it's flopping around like crazy, trying to swim away in the puddle of water on the floor and wouldn't let me grab it to take the hook out. Just getting it out of the net alone was a lot of work! I wish I knew how much he weighed. Oh, and also out of the same hole I caught 3 more bowfin and a 27" pike. The pike came on a 1/8 oz rooster tail. I was trying to catch a few chubs to use for bait at the time. It really surprised me. I thought they'd pass something that small up. It was also the first decent pike I've ever caught. All in all it was a pretty good day. Finding a new hole was the highlight.