Tag Archives: Bowfishing

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em – Eat ‘Em – How to Clean and Prepare Invasive Carp

It’s no secret that folks along the Mississippi river and its tributaries are fighting a war with invasive carp. Not only are many states and municipalities at war with the carp, they are having one heck of time finding any effective weapon.

At this point there just isn’t anything that has been truly effective in stopping the invasion of these dastardly fish. Because they are not only invasive but injurious it’s pretty much open season on them in any water where you can find them and they are the most frequent target of many bowfishers. Continue reading If You Can’t Beat ‘Em – Eat ‘Em – How to Clean and Prepare Invasive Carp

How To Find Fish For Bowfishing

There is perhaps no sweeter phrase to a bowfisher than that of “Fish are up!” In the world of bowfishing that means that the targeted rough fish (carp, gar, drum, bowfin etc.) are in the shallows, or in water where they are easily seen and easily shot. Continue reading How To Find Fish For Bowfishing

Bowfishing 101 – Bowfishing Equipment for Beginners

Imagine that you could combine your love of archery with your love of fishing. Bowfishing is just that that, archery and angling in one fun package! Bowfishing is the perfect way to keep your archery skills intact and continue enjoying bringing home food for the table between hunting seasons. Continue reading Bowfishing 101 – Bowfishing Equipment for Beginners

The Carp War – Fighting Invasive Carp One Arrow At A Time

Gretchen With an invasive carp taken from flood water in a field.
Gretchen With an invasive carp taken from flood water in a field.

It seems like we’ve been bowfishing for the invasive carp a long time now – even though to many in the outdoor world bowfishing is a seemingly new and trendy sport.

For those of us that are river rats – it’s not a sport.

It’s  a war. Continue reading The Carp War – Fighting Invasive Carp One Arrow At A Time