International Underwater Spearfishing Association
World Record  
4.5 kg. ,   9.9 lbs.
Bowfin    Amia calva
Record Category: Men Sling / Polespear

Diver: Ken Hekhuis
Date: 7/31/2022

Lake Michigan had been extremely rough water so we decided to checkout some inland lakes. After about an hour of seeing random carp and freshwater drum, I saw this bowfin. I knew he was a big Bowfin so I took my time to line up the shot and hit him solid. Once in the boat you could see what an incredible fish it truly was! A night to remember as my friend Aaron also shot a record size Flathead catfish!!! Two incredible fish on a night we least expected. This is truly what makes spearfishing so rewarding and fun.

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