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Old 07-14-2003, 09:32 PM
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New species for me

I just had to share this one with you guys- I caught it up on a small bay off of Lake Ontario back in June. What a surprise for me. We were fishing for pike when I felt a thump on the deceiver pattern I had tied on. I couldn't figure out what it was at first- a bullhead I thought?- when I got it in I realized what it was - a bowfin!

Has anyone else ever caught one of these on a fly- or at all? I have fished this particular bay/pond quite a bit but never caught anything like it before. The only other time I have seen one was in an aquarium run by the DEC up on the St.Lawrence.

I still can't catch a carp though!

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