Fishing for Bowfin

Amia calva
32K logged catches • 216K followers

The bowfin is an excellent fighter, better than some highly rated game fish. The bowfin is considered a living fossil as the sole surviving representative of the Amiiformes.

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Common length

21 in

Maximum age

30 years

IUCN Status

Least concern

Source: Fishbase

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