Thursday, May 28, 2009

Name That Fish!


OK, what is it and can you actually catch one on a fly? The fish is a bowfin, also called mudfish, dogfish, brindle, and a host of other unprintable names. And, yes, they can be caught on flies. Dog friend, Karl Wiexlmann, catches them regularly in the spring in Lake Erie's Presque Isle Bay. Bowfin have a wide distribution east of the Mississippi river from Central Ontario down to southern Florida. During spawning season, males get a lime-green coloration on the edges of their fins.

2 comments:

gribble said...

Bowfin

Anonymous said...

If that fish was caught on Donny Beavers property it would be a lot fatter and cost about $50 000

Thanks for selling out Karl!