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That alien appearance combined with their notorious fierceness both on a fishing line and in hand that fish will bite you! and their relative rarity make bowfins a subject of considerable confusion among those exposed to the fish for the first time.
Enough folks confuse bowfins for snakeheads that TPWD developed a flier on how to differentiate between the two fish and posted it on the agency's website.
But they don't know about bowfins, a native fish that somewhat resembles the reptilian-looking snakeheads.
Conneaut Lake (Crawford County): A good bluegill bite was reported in 8-10 feet, and bowfins were active at the docks and elsewhere.