bowfishing

Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by hollywood88, May 15, 2011.

  1. hollywood88

    hollywood88 Well-Known Member

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    been doing some bowfishing this weekend. done decent so far, about 30 small carp, one spotted gar, a 5lb bowfin, a 10.5lb bowfin, and a few gizzard shad ranging from 11"-16". anyone else here done any bowfishing this year and what is your setup/ favorite type of water to fish. i was using my old parker challenger with a plain old stick on flipper rest, plain spool, and a muzzy gar tip but today i setup a new rig. its the same reel and arrow setup but i got a pse mach6 with hatchet cams and a brass wheel rest, gonna try it out tomorrow after sunday dinner.
     
  2. SpencerSS

    SpencerSS Well-Known Member

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    Good going; stick dem fish.

    As far as equipment goes, find what you like. I would recomend upgrading the rest though. Check out backwaterbowfishing.com Good stuff; for a rest try the bighead or quickdraw, they're some of the best.

    I live in south Louisiana. I got lots of water to hunt, both fresh and salt. I'm in Iraq right now, but I'll be going home on leave next week, so I'll be doing some bowfishing. I'll let you know how I do, maybe post some pics.

    Here's a few old pics:

    LA state record Common Carp
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  3. SpencerSS

    SpencerSS Well-Known Member

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  4. warrenhuntsky

    warrenhuntsky New Member

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    I have been dying to do this.

    I saw an episode on the outdoor channel recently, and it looks like a blast. They were bow fishing at night and had their boat totally rigged out with lights.
     
  5. SpencerSS

    SpencerSS Well-Known Member

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    It is a lot of fun. I've been bowfishing for 13 years now, I shoot tournaments occationally, hold a BAA state record; I've got $15,000 in a boat and equipment to only bowfish. It was my primary lot in life till I discovered action pistol shooting and reloading. I still go about once a week, but I'm not like I used to be (fishing from sun down to sun up, 3-4 times a week). I'm going to pick up the pace once I've got my new boat built.

    You plan on going with a guide or you going to try a little DIY?