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All I can say is WOW!!, I went to do alittle bass fishing but something told me I should bring my bowfishing bow to. Man I'm glad a did!!

The bass where slow and I did manage a few shots at carp as I was fishing. But only one or two shots an hour or so. So I decided to head up to another pond further up the path, as I rounded a bend in the road I saw a marsh that was teaming with spawning carp!!![eek][eek]

The water here is very shallow and almost all the fish's backs where out of the water! I dropped my tackle bag and rods and strung up the bow and waded out to meet the carp. I wish I thought to take a few pix of the spawning action, But I was so excited I forgot![rofl]

it took me a shot or two to zero in but when I did the shooting was fast and furious! I manged to hit about 9 fish but 4 got off. after about a half hour of stalking fish in the marsh they moved out.

I did manage to land 5 nothing in the class of Sugar's fish though! all where about 5-7lbs. still a wild day!! I did get a pic of the days catch though.

 

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[up][up] congrats! looks like an awesome day
 

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Man! It was just like stalking deer! I even had them swimin to me by just standing in the water and splashing around a bit! I actually called some in!![up]
 

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actually called some in!!
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[rofl] awesome. i always wanted to give bow fishin a try...but since i just got a bow ill hold off on buyin another one
 

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what kind of bow is it? you can easily set a compound up for bowfishing. just add on a bottle reel and a roller rest and you'er good to go!
 

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Nice. I never tried it, but it looks fun. Maybe I will hook up with you one day and we can give it a shot. I have a bow I retired from deer, but should bbe great for fishing.

Oh and by thanks for making me go bass fishing this weekend. Now Im in catch up mode.[hihi]
 

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I BOW FISHED THE PASSAIC RIVER WITH A BUDDY AND WE WERE KILLIN EM.......NO PUN INTEDNED.....AND I'M NOT SHOUTING....I forgot to remove the caps...[hihi]
 

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Same spot? Thanks for the invite[wallmad]...just got my old bow set up a few days ago[up]...haven't gotten out yet[cry]
 

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I don't eat'em but my neghibors do.

Countryboy, yeah same spot. I didn't know you wanted to go or I would'ev called!! I think I may try and hit'em up again after work on Wed. about 6 or 7 till dark.
 

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i used to bowfish daily wiht my friends in the passaic river in clifton/garfield.... then people started bothering us, so we stopped cause we didnt wanna get any headaches for discharge laws...

what do you do with the fish? have someone who eats them? just curious... i would like to go, but i would want to give them to someone who eats carp....
 

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then people started bothering us, so we stopped cause we didnt wanna get any headaches for discharge laws...
Hmm, Could u really have problems if you have a fishing license and are truly bow fishing. I wouldnt think discharge laws would apply in that scenario.
 
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