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> Interesting catch while perch fishing, Great fight
Simcoe Said
Posted: Sep 10, 2017 - 09:23 pm


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Was out this evening (sunday) perch fishing with my son .
The perch bite seemed a bit slow today but oddly enough the fishing was ok.
It was none stop action with what I called "goliath rock bass"
Keeping both my son and I very entertained.
I felt a solid hit , set the hook ,and rod felt way heavier then any jumbo or rocky.
Got this thing to surface after a dam good fight on medium light gear , and at first I thought it was a burbot.
It turned out to be a bowfin aka dogfish.
Not sure what the average size is but this had to be in the 5 to 8 lb range .
Not sure if can be seen in the picture, but it had a large bloody gash on its face

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Posted: Sep 10, 2017 - 09:25 pm


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Bowfin

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Posted: Sep 10, 2017 - 09:42 pm


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Again

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Posted: Sep 10, 2017 - 10:52 pm


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Nice catch George !! Your son looks proud to be holding that beast. Never caught one so don't know much about them other than I heard they fight well.

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Posted: Sep 11, 2017 - 03:11 am


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I heard a voice voice yelling " I cant believe it" and " u always hear about this stuff happening"

from across the water, I wondered what was happening

were u in cookes bay?


sound really travels across water.....I need to remember that....lol

nice catch

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Posted: Sep 11, 2017 - 06:17 am


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By the smile on your son's face, the Dogfish wasn't the only one that got hooked.
He's a 'lifer', and you get to buy him his fishing equipment now.
Great post!

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Posted: Sep 11, 2017 - 06:31 am


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We were in cooks bay ,don't think the yelling was from us though. I have been bringing him along fishing for 2 years now and the only thing he can't do yet is tie good knots.
He just turned 4 .many great and proud moments so far with that one

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Posted: Sep 11, 2017 - 07:32 am


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Very nice bowfin..

Excellent fighters and lots of fun.

Well done.

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Posted: Sep 11, 2017 - 08:22 am


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Nice catch! always fun to get something you didn't expect.
I have caught a few on surface lures while bass fishing. I would have never believed they would hit a surface lure but it's happened to me more than a few times.

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Posted: Sep 11, 2017 - 08:52 am


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Posted: Sep 11, 2017 - 05:22 pm


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Posted: Sep 13, 2017 - 01:30 pm


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Nice catch George, time spent fishing with your son is precious time, you guys will talk about this one for years to come

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Simcoe Said
Posted: Sep 13, 2017 - 04:28 pm


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Thanks Dave.

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Posted: Sep 13, 2017 - 10:16 pm


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way to go George.

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Simcoe Said
Posted: Sep 14, 2017 - 06:24 am


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Thanks Bob.
Fought a little bit better then a perrrrrrrrrrrrrrrch.
Lmfao

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