Bow fishing

Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by MVFB52, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. MVFB52

    MVFB52 New Member

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    I was wondering if there are any bow fishing threads on here. I searched, but unsuccessfully. I have a bow (55 lb Hoyt, too much???) and I wanted to buy a reel for it. Any suggestions? Thanks
     
  2. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    I've done a little of it.
    I used a 45# recurve.
    Worked fine.
    I can't use a conventional bow any more due to both shoulders replaced but I can use a crossbow.I just need to find a good crossbow cheap.


    I don't think a 55# bow is too much since I've seen lots of guys with compound bows fishing.

    There are a couple of threads about bow fishing here cause I've commented in them.

    BTW welcome to the BOC.
    I see you have your 10 posts so you can use all the boc services now.
    Try the search function again searching for bowfishing.
    I found 6 pages of stuff.

    good luck to ya
    just
     

  3. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    I see you are another Iowan. Where you from?

    have a good one
    just
     
  4. MVFB52

    MVFB52 New Member

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    Mt. Vernon, Iowa
    Yeah, the search now seems to work for me. Thanks!

    I'm from a little town in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area called Mt. Vernon. You?
     
  5. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    I recommend the AMS reel.

    It is fairly spendy but you will get 10 times as many shots as one of the reels that you wind by hand, and it is way less of a mess.
     
  6. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    Mt Pleasant
    I sometimes fish the Iowa down near Wapello. I had an old girlfriend whose grandparents had a cabin on the Cedar above col jnct. Her dad caught a lot of flatheads.
    Big ones.
    Have a good one
    just