The_Bass_Hunter, yes there are a few bowfin in Big M.
They are present in most waters in South East Wisc.
People report catching them now and then.
Had a little time to kill and went after gills. Started with bimbo skunk tipped with crawler and only got nibbles. Switched to jighead and it was one after the other. Kept 4 frying pan size gills. I thought they were bass the way they hit.
Went out for a evening of fishing, caught 3 fish of differing size, the pike have finally came out for us! Largemouth bass and bowfin! Are bowfin common in the bay? All fish were caught at the mouth of the bay.