Fish Facts: Bowfin – Choupique

Here is one ugly fish that goes by many names. In Louisiana they are called cypress bass occasionally but most would call it a choupique. In most other parts of the country they are called bowfin. Still others call them grinnel or grindel. These are carnivorous fish that feed on smaller fish as well as crawfish and other small bite sized creatures. Not considered as prized catch by most. World record is something on the order of 22 pounds.