Some gar & bowfin.

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Birddog's picture
Some gar & bowfin.

I've had a good year gar & bowfin fishing so far.    Here are a few fishing shots, as well as underwater release photos.     As I've mentioned before, I talk quite a bit about dino-fishing in my two new books, "Strong is the Current" and "The Ultimate Guide to Kayak Fishing".    Enjoy.   

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DavidG's picture
great shots!  thanks for

great shots!  thanks for sharing 


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Any good?

Are those tasty looking gar and bowfin fish good eatin'? Looking for fish fry candidates

I spent half my money on fishing, gambling, alcohol, women and billiards. The other half I wasted.

FishNerd's picture
I can only speak for gar

Gar are good eating, bowfin I like too much to kill. From what I've heard though bowfin don't taste very good. Though I've also heard freshwater drum don't taste good which I have found to be untrue

2019 goals:
Burbot(x), 100 species(116!), Greater Redhorse(), Grass Pickerel(x), saltwater species(x), miscellaneous exotic(x)

Birddog's picture
I don't eat them.   The Lake

I don't eat them.   The Lake Ontario watershed is pretty polluted and, even if it wasn't, I don't know that I would try.   I've heard the same as Fishnerd about the taste and texture of bowfin.   As for gar, I wouldn't be against killing one and trying it if they were from cleaner water, but those heavy-dute scales would make it a real pain to filet, I'm guessing.   They have some impressive armor plating -- and slime!  

Joel Spring
Author of "The Ghosts of Autumn" 2016 and "The Ultimate Guide to Kayak Fishing" 2017. New book in 2018, just released is "Strong is the Current: A Grieving Father's Meditations on Life, Loss and Fishing" (West River Media).

Hengelaar's picture
Those are some awesome

Those are some awesome underwater shots!

Fishn sure is neat

Mack in N.C.
Mack in N.C.'s picture
Nice,  I luv catching Bowfin.

Nice,  I luv catching Bowfin. I have right many videos on them.