As we all know and learn early on, it's possible to stack up hundreds of pounds of fish in just one night of bowfishing. One of the biggest impediments to beginning bowfishing is lack of information, like not knowing what to do with the fish once they have been shot. So we've put together some ways to use the fish after your bowfishing outings.
As with any sport, it’s extremely easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of gear options. Bowfishing is no exception. There are several different types of bowfishing reels available.
Just ask around and you’ll learn that there are many opinions about choosing a bowfishing reel, but the truth is that any reel that gets you out on the water is the best reel for you. Any upgrades you choose will only serve to enhance the experience. With this quick guide, you’ll be able to get on the water with exactly what type of bowfishing reel suits you best.
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.
Recently, Ryan and Jake interviewed Greg Oxford from Bowfishing TV. Read the transcript to find out how he got into bowfishing and what his favorite species is to target. Plus, he shares some of his funniest bowfishing moments.
Ryan: Hey, man. Thanks so much for your time today. Let’s jump right into it - tell me how long you’ve been bow fishing.
Greg: Oh, my goodness. I have been bowfishing since I was 15 or 16 years old, and I’m almost 50 so it’s been many years. Now, I did take a break in there for a long time. But I’ve really got hard back into it within the last 10 years or so.
Ryan: How did you get into bowfishing?
Growing up an avid angler fishing for walleye, bass, and perch, I never understood why so many people gave carp a bad rap. I never ran into carp while out pulling lines on the Saginaw Bay, unless close to shore or in the river. Mostly, I only saw them when their dorsal fins would breach the surface, and I paid them no attention because they weren’t the fish I wanted. Carp rarely directly impacted my fishing experiences, so I didn’t care to learn how to target or avoid them.
Now that I am bowfishing, carp are what I am after! So, I figured why not shed some light on what I have learned and why bowfishing carp is so important, especially if you’re like me and ignored them in the past!
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