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The bowfin is known to most Arkansas anglers as the "grinnel" or "cypress trout." Common in rivers, oxbows and bayous in eastern and southern Arkansas, this long, stout-bodied fish has a rounded tail, long dorsal fin and a large toothy mouth. There's a thin, bony plate between the lower jaws, and young bowfins and males have a prominent black spot on the upper part of the tail. Bowfins weigh up to 20 pounds and are caught using almost any standard bass bait from shiners to topwater plugs to plastic worms.