Bow fishing is a method of fishing that uses specialized archery equipment to shoot and retrieve fish. Fish are shot with a barbed arrow that is attached with special line to a real mounted on a bow.  Some freshwater species commonly hunted include: carp, alligator gar and paddle fish. In saltwater rays and sharks are regularly pursued.

Techniques:

Along with fishing from and off the shore, wading and shooting is also effective as long as the hunter doesn’t mind getting soaked. Wading in rivers allow the shooter to get up close to the fish if the hunter is skillful. When keeping fish while wading, the hunter may utilize a stringer tied to a belt loop. Standing on large rocks in shallower parts of a river is another technique. This provides a better view higher out of water. Going from rock to rock in a river with two hunters gets the fish moving if they are  inactive.

If you have a nice boat like this you can go fishing at night! Sometimes the best time going bowfishing is at night.  This boat is made to go in really shallow waters where carp  feed at and also gar.

 

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