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#109722 02/28/08 04:30 PM
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Has anyone ever used bowfin as a predator species?


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No, but I love the idea of it. \:\) Beautiful fish.



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They occur naturally in our oxbow lakes. We shocked one up in a newly purchased pond and Greg took it to Bass Pro for the aquarium.






There are AFS studies on the subject also.
















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They are the meanest fish I have ever come across. I have no idea if they taste good, but they are very very hardy. If you ever decided to get rid of them you would need to pump the pond dry or poison it.


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Check out this site if your interested in Bowfin.

http://www.bowfinanglers.com

Lots of info on them and even several recipes. There is a local lake around here loaded with these guys. When it was to hot to catch much else, we would head over there and fish the spillways for them. Incredible fight. Caught more 5-10lbs than I can count as a kid. Had no idea you could eat them.


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