Originally Posted by Coyote Red
From what I have heard and experienced they are not all that common to catch on a line and the do fight pretty hard.
Cody, you pretty much need to specifically be fishing for them to catch them most of the time. I didn't say impossible, just unlikely from my experience with them.
If their population stays in check, they aren't usually that big of a problem.
A lot of people confuse them with snakehead, which is a true trash fish. Invasive species, very aggressive. A bowfin doesn't seem particularly aggressive until you hook it, or otherwise aggravate it.