Bowfin (Amia calva)

Linnaeus, 1766; AMIIDAE FAMILY; also called mudfish, mud pike, dogfish, griddle, grinnel, cypress trout
Inhabits the eastern U.S.A. from the Mississippi River basin eastward to the St. Lawrence River in the north, and southward from Minnesota to the Gulf Coast; from eastern Texas to and including all of Florida. The bowfin is easily recognized by its flattened head; long, stout body; large mouth full of small, sharp teeth; long dorsal fin that extends along most of the back; and rounded tail. In the males there is a spot surrounded by an orange yellow halo on the upper area of the caudal pedu... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
9.75 kg (21 lb 8 oz)
Forest Lake, Florence, South Carolina, USA
29-Jan-1980
 

All-Tackle Length World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
 

All-Tackle Length Fly World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
82.0 cm
North Hero, Vermont, USA
29-Jul-2018
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
4.64 kg (10 lb 4 oz)
Florida Everglades, Florida, USA
29-Mar-2002
M-02 kg (4 lb)
7.45 kg (16 lb 7 oz)
Lake Tohopekaliga, Florida, USA
12-Dec-1984
M-03 kg (6 lb)
5.89 kg (13 lb 0 oz)
Holiday Park, Florida, USA
13-Mar-1999
M-04 kg (8 lb)
7.17 kg (15 lb 12 oz)
Watertown Lake, Lake City, Florida, USA
19-Jan-1989
M-06 kg (12 lb) (tie)
6.10 kg (13 lb 7 oz)
Lake Washington, Melbourne, Florida, USA
16-Jun-1996
M-06 kg (12 lb)
6.10 kg (13 lb 7 oz)
Withlacoochee River, Florida, USA
18-Dec-1981
M-08 kg (16 lb)
6.54 kg (14 lb 7 oz)
Diascund Reservoir, Virginia, USA
21-Apr-1984
M-10 kg (20 lb)
9.75 kg (21 lb 8 oz)
Forest Lake, Florence, South Carolina, USA
29-Jan-1980
M-15 kg (30 lb)
8.61 kg (18 lb 15 oz)
Lake Kissimmee, Florida, USA
05-Nov-1984
W-01 kg (2 lb)
3.20 kg (7 lb 1 oz)
West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
01-Feb-2018
W-02 kg (4 lb)
3.20 kg (7 lb 1 oz)
West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
01-Mar-2018
W-03 kg (6 lb)
3.77 kg (8 lb 5 oz)
West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
28-Jan-2020
W-04 kg (8 lb)
2.52 kg (7 lb 9 oz)
C-51 Canal, Florida, USA
10-Dec-2017
W-06 kg (12 lb)
3.52 kg (7 lb 12 oz)
West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
15-Dec-2019
W-08 kg (16 lb)
3.83 kg (8 lb 7 oz)
West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
07-Mar-2020
W-10 kg (20 lb)
5.16 kg (11 lb 6 oz)
L-7 Canal, WPB, FL, USA
25-Feb-2021
W-15 kg (30 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
3.57 kg (7 lb 14 oz)
Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA
17-Jun-2016
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
3.60 kg (7 lb 15 oz)
Sawgrass Park, Everglades, Florida, USA
13-Jul-2015
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
5.21 kg (11 lb 8 oz)
Big Muddy, Rend Lake, Illinois, USA
31-Aug-1996
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb) (tie)
5.22 kg (11 lb 8 oz)
Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA
17-Jun-2016
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
3.83 kg (8 lb 7 oz)
Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA
12-Jul-2016
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
4.08 kg (9 lb 0 oz)
Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA
12-Aug-2015
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
4.03 kg (8 lb 14 oz)
Lake Champlain, Colchester, Vermont, USA
10-Aug-2015
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
4.68 kg (10 lb 5 oz)
Alburgh Lake, Champlain, Vermont, USA
24-Jun-2019
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
1.76 kg (3 lb 14 oz)
Canal, West Palm Beach, FL, USA
16-Feb-2021
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
2.38 kg (5 lb 4 oz)
Everglades, Florida, USA
10-May-2015
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
4.08 kg (9 lb 0 oz)
Everglades, Florida, USA
23-Mar-2019
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
4.08 kg (9 lb 0 oz)
Lake Champlain, Milton, Vermont, USA
01-Jul-2019
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
3.63 kg (8 lb 0 oz)
Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA
23-May-2017
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
5.16 kg (11 lb 6 oz)
L-7 Canal, West Palm Beach, FL, USA
25-Feb-2021
F-Smallfry
3.62 kg (8 lb 0 oz)
Holiday Park, Florida, USA
27-Apr-1997
F-Smallfry (tie)
3.63 kg (8 lb 0 oz)
Holiday Park, Florida, USA
12-Apr-2007
M-Junior
6.27 kg (13 lb 13 oz)
Wingates Lodge, Georgia, USA
04-Sep-2010
M-Smallfry
6.35 kg (14 lb 0 oz)
Holiday Park, Florida, USA
14-Mar-1999

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