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HawgEnvy
07-25-2011, 05:20 PM
I've been fishing the last few days w hardly a nibble,but the huge carp hittin the surface just a few feet from me have got my interests in bowfishing peaked. I've given it a though before,but am seriously considering it now. I still love my bow more than my fishing pole so why not make the most of it? Oh, I did pack the Cheetah along on my fishing trip the other night...just in case. A group of 4 coons sniffed out my cut bait and though they were gonna sneak up in the dark and get some. They changed their mind when the leader of the pack got a slick trick in the throat. Woo hoo!

gravedigger
07-25-2011, 05:23 PM
i would lie to bow fish,but in oregon the only place a guy can bowfish is in the bay and i never see fish on top of the watter unless there attached to my fishing pool

Destroyer
07-25-2011, 05:32 PM
the only place a guy can bowfish is in the bay

Similar to here and we have lots of carp that are damaging the creeks and rivers. I would love to stick a few.

Ehunter
07-26-2011, 01:43 AM
I used to bowfish every summer, but haven't in years. Got alot of carp and gar in the rivers around here that are just begging for it though. Best shot ever was a 5 foot gar. That one took some time to get in. lol

HawgEnvy
07-26-2011, 03:49 AM
a 5ft gar would be tough,but fun. What kind of set-up did you have? I'm not sure what to go with. A drum spool,AMS retriever reel,or a regular fishing reel.

alex
07-26-2011, 04:40 AM
I've made a bowfishing kit a year ago, but am too lazy for the actual bowfishing :o

HawgEnvy
07-26-2011, 11:03 AM
alex,got pics? I'm all for making my own. Details would be great! Or just send me your kit since you aint usin it. Lol

Ehunter
07-26-2011, 11:53 AM
I started out with a drum spool, but changed over to a Zebco 808 reel. It worked much better for me. For whatever reason, the drum spool kept causing me line problems. I do not recommend bowfishing with a fast shooting bow though. Something with more moderate speed allows the line to come off cleaner. Been thinking about turning my '08 Rytera into a bowfishing rig.

alex
07-26-2011, 12:45 PM
alex,got pics? I'm all for making my own. Details would be great! Or just send me your kit since you aint usin it. Lol

:D It's not good enough to send it across half the planet, but here's a link to a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGHBoQU_a7I

cjchasman
07-29-2011, 05:40 PM
Saw these two off Cape Cod last year...Go for it Hawg ! ;) 3614

Double S
07-29-2011, 06:28 PM
I would love to bowfish. but it's not allowed in my area. :(