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Fun night of bowfishing!

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by chevy01234, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. chevy01234

    chevy01234

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    Went out Wednesday night and got some decent fish with the Bows! We took out a father and son pair that have never been on an airboat and with very limited bowfishing experience as well! A great time was had by all! I am a visual type person so here a few pictures from the fishing trip.

    My buffalo..
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    The bigger fish of the night
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    Dan's big Grass Carp
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    Me, Reed, and Dan
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  2. 357glocker

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    I'm jealous, looks like you're off to a good start! What did that top buff weigh in at? Never made it out once last year, hopefully that doesn't happen again this year.
     

  3. gruntmedik

    gruntmedik Honk Honk CLM

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    Looks like a good night. :thumbsup:

    My partner at work is getting ready to go to Texas for a tournament.
     
  4. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    I love bowfishing.Gigging crabs also.You can get a ton of fish that way.Cast netting works also.We usta gig for mullet all the time/put them in the smoker and enjoy.'08.
     
  5. chevy01234

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    Man, I am embarrassed to say we did not have scales with us so none of them got weighed. It was a good one though, I'd say 35+ easy probably closer to 42-45
     
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  6. chevy01234

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    I know a few guys from Kentucky that do shoot some tournaments. Did they happen to shoot a big tournament in Alabama last year?
     
  7. chevy01234

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    That sounds like a good time, I bet the gigging crabs would be a lot of fun!
     
  8. gruntmedik

    gruntmedik Honk Honk CLM

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    Yep. These guys are out of Meade County.
     
  9. drz-400

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  10. G23c

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    thats a great catch, thanks for posting.
     
  11. chevy01234

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    No problem buddy, I like taking/posting pictures! Here are a few more.

    This is a 65lb grass carp I shot recently.
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    Our big 20 fish for the night..
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    My buddy Oddis and his first fish. Odiss is going to Iraq for a year so you guys say a prayer for him and the rest of our troops over there and around the world. This was the night before he left town. We had a blast! Odiss is also a heck of a country music singer, here is a link to a song of his and his bio. Be watching for him when he comes back, he'll make it big!

    http://www.altnet.com/album/535837/Wake_Up_Dancin/index.aspx
    http://www.wma.com/odiss_kohn/Bio/odiss_kohn_bio.pdf

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  12. chevy01234

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    One more from a recent night! Took some guys from my partners church out, these guys had a ball and are some kind of fun to have on the boat with us. We shot a few fish too! 104 with those guys missing 5-1 on their shots haha. Could of had a whole lot more but it was more of a fun trip than serious one!


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  13. yO B

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    So do you eat these things? Stuff them and hang 'em on a wall? Fertilizer?
     
  14. chevy01234

    chevy01234

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    I give them to needy families around who do eat them, personally I kill way too many fish for one person to consume so I give them to those who really need them. I also have one alligator gar on my wall, she was 7ft long.
     
  15. JCWIU

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    I've always wanted to try bow fishing. What type of setup do you use? What would it cost to set my bow up for fish?
     
  16. chevy01234

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    I use an Oneida Osprey, Zebco 808 (for shooting numbers) and AMS slotted retriever for shooting big fish.

    You can be set up for a little over a hundred dollars probably.

    Check out www.backwaterbowfishing.com for supplies
     
  17. JCWIU

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    Thanks for the info. How much life do you get out of an arrow?
     
  18. Awesome! I have only been a few times so far this year. The carp aren't out around here like they were this time last year.

    BTW JCWIU, my buddy bought a setup for 150 bucks on a old fred bear bow, with a ams retriever. I use a jennings buckmaster lite that was given to me, and prefer using a plain ol drum reel, muzzy 200lb line, muzzy fish hook (best rest of all I've tried) and plain ol muzzy arrows with s/slides. Carp or gar points, but I normally sharpen them on a stone at work. Look for old bows at yard sales and flea markets, buy a drum reel with line and a arrow and rest, and your good to go. You can get set up under 100 if you find a cheap bow.
     
  19. chevy01234

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    If you don't shoot in rocks and stumps and remember to re-tie your line you'll keep them awhile. If they start splintering, chunk em! I have some arrows that are 3-4 years old.
     
  20. I have a stupid fiberglass splinter right now from an arrow splitting where the safety slide stop is. Very good advice!