June 3, 2012Normally considered a "trash" fish, Bowfins can reach 40 inches and weight up to about 20 lbs.
They have been known to eat a bass as the angler was in the process of fighting it.
They have a mouth full of sharp teeth and anglers targeting them use wire leaders.
Keep hands and fingers clear as they can hurt you.
they CAN breath air and attack anything close by, even in the net or out of the water.
I didn`t know this myself until I read an article in a Texas fishing magazine, and I live here...lol
Just some FYI to anyone comming here.