Here's a fishing story for you, believe what you want as I'm not even sure myself yet but definately interesting. Here's how it goes: A middle aged female co-worker causually mentions to me that she caught a "really big dogfish this weekend that weighted 17 lbs". I immediately asked where and what she used to obtain the weight and she replied "Oh just one of those old spring scales, but it's pretty accurate". I smiled and asked what she did with it, her response was "I burried it". So I go on to tell her she may have burried the state record dogfish as in her garden for fertilizer if it was anywhere close to that weight! Her interest was now sparked and she agreed it may be a good idea to try and "recover" the bowfin. (This is Monday night and the fish was caught Saturday) The next day at work she tells me she dug the fish up as her husband was telling her she had gone crazy. Since the record is recorded at 31 inches I had told her the best way to get a close idea was to grab a quick length measurement. Well she was happy to report her fish was nearly 37 inches! Dnr personnel were called and someone came out shortly after. He first got her license, then said this was going to be quite the story if it tested out officially as a bowfin. (Record fish apparently need genetic testing to assure their species) So now she's waiting to hear the official results from the Dnr. I told her I expect my name mentioned in her interview if it happens. I don't believe there are any pictures and it occured in west central Mn. Interesting story, I hope everything works out. You heard it here on FM first if it does.