I prefer to set a fish trap in a hole while camp is being set up. About 2 hours before dark, set a trot line out and check it every couple of hours. While camping up near Dahlonega I watched a guy spear fish. The discipline required to do that is truly demanding
We don't have such big fishes in Scandinavia [no swamps], so bowfishing would be a waste of energy. It was really cool to watch though!
Crossbows are easier to sight with I guess, but big arrows/bolts would be needed to not stick it into the fish[?]
What is the name of those damn big fishes? Think I saw a sturgeon in the first part of the movie.
Can those Alligator Gar take that kind of pressure on their stocks? Lets face it you can't do any catch and release if you bowfish, you hunt for meat. Unregulated it seems like a good way to drive a species to extinction and seen as though these fish only exist in your part of America that would be a terrible shame for such an ancient creature.
Having said that I have nothing against people taking part in any shooting sport.
But for me I'd rather hook one of those fish on rod and line and then have the choice of whether or not to release it.
i remember bow fishin with my ex step dad when i was like 7-8. it was pretty cool...we'd walk along the banks of the river & you could see right down into it on a sunny day. i had manya bowfish bass dinners.
Sorry for the long URL. It was for a PSE Kingfisher BF kit. Here's the blurb:
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