July 13, 2016
New Ohio State Record Bowfin (Bowfishing Division) Certified
A new Ohio record Bowfin taken by bowfishing has been certified by the Outdoor Writers of Ohio State Record Fish Committee.
The new state record Bowfin, weighing 9.20 pounds, was caught by Tim Makowski of Massillon, Ohio in Mogadore Reservoir. Makowski arrowed the Bowfin July 2, 2016. The record Bowfin is 29-5/8 inches long and 14-1/2 inches in girth.
His catch replaces the previous state bowfishing record Bowfin that was arrowed in East Harbor (Lake Erie) by John Ehrman on April 30, 1989, weighing 8.79 pounds and measuring 31 inches long. Ohio’s record fish are determined on the basis of weight only.
Ohio’s state record fish are certified by the Outdoor Writers of Ohio State Record Fish Committee with assistance from fisheries biologists with the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Biologists Phil Hillman, Chris Aman and Curt Wagner from the Ohio Division of Wildlife District 3 office in Akron confirmed the identification of Makowski’s catch.
For more information on Ohio’s state record fish program contact Fred Snyder, Chairman, OWO State Record Fish Committee, 754 Co. Rd. 126, Fremont, OH 43420, phone (419) 332-0777, email firstname.lastname@example.org , www.outdoorwritersofohio.org