Well, January has finally arrived. For those of us here in the north, that means deer season is over and hard water (that's ice for our southern friends) is upon us. Although we still have ice fishing and small game hunting, I use this time to do inventory of my bowfishing gear and determine what upgrades I want so I’m ready by ice off.
Ice off is hands down some of the best shooting you will have all year. Fish are still schooled up and coming in to feed in warmer, shallower waters. That means it’s one of the best times to get on some of the biggest fish you will shoot in one location. As an added bonus, the water is so cold the fishes' metabolism is slowed down enough to make them sluggish. Often times, you can get multiple shots at the same fish without moving the boat.
AC or DC? Choosing the right lighting system depends on your goals as an archer-angler and, as with most things, how much you are willing to spend. But don’t be discouraged! You can build a system that will work just fine without spending a fortune. In this article, we talk about what you should know and consider before choosing a lighting setup for your bowfishing needs.
While it may not be the most exciting topic, bowfishing safety is something that should always be on your mind if you’re going to participate in the sport. The combination of ever-changing water conditions and fast-paced action can lead to bruises and scrapes or even an unplanned dip in the water. Accidents can happen fast, so read our bowfishing safety tips and safety gear checklist below to make sure you’re prepared for the next outing.
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