In theory, all natural fish are pre-historic, BUT Bowfin are a primitive species that put the rough in roughfish. They take a licking and keep on ticking. Why evolve when you have a rock solid design?
they are often pretty beat up and battle scarred. The thought of them getting my fingers in their crushing maw is terrifying to me. I take no chances with them.
a special fish that rarely bites artificial lures and they are tough to hook and land when they do. Occasionally in the past, we would find ourselves in an area that was thick with them and generally we would find someplace else to fish, but then I would go years without catching one.
I would love to catch some more of them