Bow Fishing.

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Bow Fishing.

Post by myglimk2 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:01 pm

Any of you guys do it?

After seeing 3+feet Carp in my usual water hole I've decided to give it a try. Went to Cabelas tonight with a friend to pick out a nice bow fishing setup.

(This is similar to the one I got.) Couldn't find the exact one on there site. looks the same though! :lol:
http://www.cabelas.com/product/AMS-Bowf ... l+Products

Any who. Was curious also to see what you guys are using for string releases? Pulled back on the string a few times and I don't think it's going to feel very good after holding for a while to get a good shot or after multiple shots. :roll:
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Post by newguy » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:54 am

I see guys at the Portland Fairgrounds in the spring when the CT river floods into the fairgrounds. Once it flood waters go down there big pools filled with carp and they all use Bows down there. I have watched them do it but i can't see the point of shooting giant goldfish

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Post by myglimk2 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:17 am

Well I can't see waiting until they're cornered and have no where to go. One of my normal spots is at Lake Lillinonah. So I won't be waiting until they are cornered. I am going to try and sneak up as close as possible from the boat.
Carp are a destructive species and actually do more harm than good (I Did some research). Regardless if you can eat them or not. You're actually helping the ecosystem by knocking down there numbers. Lake Lillinonah seems to full of them this year.
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Post by myglimk2 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:43 pm

Here's the setup.

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Post by AGust82 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:38 pm

Get a string release. Wraps around the wrist and you pull a trigger to release arrow. It'll improve your accuracy to unbelievably as well.


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Post by myglimk2 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:44 pm

AGust82 wrote:Get a string release. Wraps around the wrist and you pull a trigger to release arrow. It'll improve your accuracy to unbelievably as well.

Thanks! I am definitely ordering one. Was waiting for someone to chime in with a recommended release. Thanks, Agust!
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Post by jerryd » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:09 am

1/4 stick of dynamite wrapped with some solder works better, more fish at a time!!!

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Post by myglimk2 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:48 pm

Very first shot ever with this bow. 8)
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Post by Hermes » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:02 pm

If you're not going to eat the carp, I'll gladly take it off your hands next time (assuming the drive is reasonable, and I'm not busy). Carp are pretty good on the grill.

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Post by myglimk2 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:15 pm

Hermes wrote:If you're not going to eat the carp, I'll gladly take it off your hands next time (assuming the drive is reasonable, and I'm not busy). Carp are pretty good on the grill.
Hermes, you can take them all, I'm located in Shelton. I don't really have a freezer big enough for them.
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Post by JohnB » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:07 pm

how about some cooked carp pics ?

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Post by CTSixshot » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:19 pm

JohnB wrote:how about some cooked carp pics ?
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You mean how about some cooked carp, don't you?

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Post by myglimk2 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:54 pm

Yuckies, you guys can eat all the Carp you want! :lol:

This one actually got away from me. I set it down then it started flopping and slid down the hill back into the water. :shrug:
Surprisingly, it swam off with two huge holes in it. My brother in law was telling me there is a Chinese place close by that use to take Carp in trade for a meal. Going to look into this route also. Forum members will have first dibs though! Just know that I don't have anything big enough to keep them cool so they'll have to be picked up in a timely manner. Unless I gut and chop em up. But will need some sort compensation. :P
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Post by CTSixshot » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:48 pm

Be quiet... Malloy will be taxing you!

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Post by SR9 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:59 pm

Great shot, good size carp.
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