Anyone here bowfish?

Discussion in 'Fishing General' started by Woods, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. Woods

    Woods Cooyon, Back from NOLA

    I got started 2 years ago, tagging along with a buddy of mine. After shooting my first fish with a bow, I haven't picked up a pole since. The wife keeps saying no to a boat, sooner or later one will be in the yard. :D Looking forward to the spring now, ready to bow fish!:dancin:
  2. coyotehunter

    coyotehunter PURE KILLER

    Jan 19, 2005
    been known to do it once or twice,use to go to some bowfishin tourney's those are a blast to.but give me a flooded road and carp comin over it, and i'm happy

  3. PMan

    PMan Retired

    Dec 3, 2002
    Yep--Took it up last year----But it sure dont replace crappie season!:cheers:

  4. New2you

    New2you New Member

    Good mess you got there PMan,

    I go with a buddy who is heavily in to it...

    Good fun
  5. 67Firebird

    67Firebird Chicken Man

  6. Woods

    Woods Cooyon, Back from NOLA

    Thanks for the link GoGop, it will keep my busy for a while. I'm hoping were going to get setup to bowfish at night. I don't handle a full day of sun on the water to well. Were looking to use propane lanterns connected together to a single 10-25lb cylinder. Another buddy of ours is already doing it, quiet light and allot less glare.
  7. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    I don't bow fish, but I do spearfish....

    Nuthin like spearin a 20 lb flathead...

    I love this sport cause it kinda mixes spot & stalk bow hunting & scuba diving into one sport. Plus, catfish outta a nice clear lake like Norfork sure do taste good outta the fryer.:cheers:

    Never been a big fan of eating carp, so the bowfishin thing has never really interested me.
  8. Got into it myself about 3 years ago and ate up with it. Bowfished my first tourney down here last year and it was a blast, although we didn't get into em it was still fun. definately out of my league tho compared to the other boats with all the elevated decks but we hung with em shooting off the stock deck.

    The way we've been shooting at night is with a cheapy $10 12 volt million candle power spot light. Quiet and lets you put the light were you need it. WE just take turns shooting.

    Keith and Robin of AimLow are good people and put out great video on bowfishing.
    Another good site full of info is
  9. PMan

    PMan Retired

    Dec 3, 2002
    Hey--I Know that fella!:cheers:
  10. And I recognize that bucket ;). Slow day that day, seen that bucket and the other filled a couple time ;).
  11. PMan

    PMan Retired

    Dec 3, 2002
    I'm still looking for the right bow!:stickfight:

  12. Woods

    Woods Cooyon, Back from NOLA

    I'm looking for a take down recurve that won't break my wallet. I have been borrowing my buddies backup compound on the last few trips.
  13. danceswithbooze

    danceswithbooze New Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Never bowfished but I have always wanted to go try it out. It looks like a blast! I bow "hunt" and have a boat so I don't know whats stopping me. Guess I should buy the rigging and give it a try--anyone up for comming along with a newbie this spring to show the ropes? :pop:
  14. Hatch

    Hatch New Member

    Jul 17, 2005
    OFallon MO
    Dwb, we ar neighbors! I have some GREAT spots to shoot allot of fish, we just need the river to rise and it gets FUN and it is very close to home...
  15. You need to check over on . They have alot of bows for sale over there.
    they had a PSE kingfisher over there set up for 100. Id sure like to get into it. If anybody down this way needs some company let me know. I ve always wanted to do it but i dont know anyone that does.

  16. danceswithbooze

    danceswithbooze New Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    I see that. We'll have to keep an eye on the river and hit it while the gettin's good. Do you only bowfish at night, or can it be done all day in the spring?
  17. Hatch

    Hatch New Member

    Jul 17, 2005
    OFallon MO
    I only do it during the day, There are several bridges and flooded fields to shoot, It is a blast!
  18. FiremanBrad

    FiremanBrad New Member

    I LOVE BOWFISHIN.....I use my recurve, and a retriever reel, and a muzzy gar point on a fiberglass arrow.....tons of fun...I chase them from the bank, in the daylite....Would love to try it at nite out of a boat! Both my kids, and my first bowkills were fish!!! Kids love it, they get to kill something like the big boys, instead of just shooting at a target...
  19. Brake

    Brake Active Member

    Jan 28, 2005
    Livingston Co MO
    it's alot of fun and hones in your skills