bigheadhunterParticipantFebruary 11, 2008 at 8:42 pmPost count: 498
I was just wondering how many of you shoot out of a boat? We really need to make this sport grow in Iowa and what better way then to join the Bowfishing Association of Iowa? We got plenty of tournys and know a lot of places to go.
We have an 18fter with a 20 inch deck 40hp Evinrude and a 101 lb thrust Motor guide trolling motorkenhumpParticipantFebruary 11, 2008 at 9:05 pmPost count: 12769
Ryan, the best thing I ever shot out of was a big old cypress flat bottom down by Burlington. It was about 22′ long and had a 4 x4′ front deck. Originally the boat was designed for commercial fishing with a 1000′ net. It was so heavy that it was like shooting from a dock. I was about 16 and my uncle and friends wanted some carp for turtle bait. None of them had ever bowfished. I think I got 2 or 3 carp then I couldn’t get my bow back. This was circa 1950 or 60. 😉nater3ParticipantFebruary 11, 2008 at 10:20 pmPost count: 2038
I think bowfishing is one of those things that a lot of us would love to get into but don’t have anyone to get us into it. I have wanted to get into it, but can’t afford to buy all of the lights and generators for my boat to do it right. I also don’t want to use my nice Ross bow that I have for deer and don’t want to invest a bunch of money into it and not ever be able to shoot any fish.
NatekenhumpParticipantFebruary 11, 2008 at 10:23 pmPost count: 12769
You don’t need lights and generators. For that matter I’ve shot way more carp from shore/dock/bridge than boat.nater3ParticipantFebruary 11, 2008 at 10:36 pmPost count: 2038
It seems like pretty much every carp I see while fishing takes off quickly once I am close enough to shoot it if I had a bow. Oh well, I would love to go out with somebody who has the equipment and would show me how it’s done.
NateGoosehunter05ParticipantFebruary 11, 2008 at 10:54 pmPost count: 834
I use a 16ft jon boat with a 18″ high deck with a 42lb thrust Motor guide trolling motor, I have 8 haligen lights on the front of the boat running at 3000 watts ,with a 3500watt Wen genarator, and this year I am adding 4 more lights 2 on each side of the boat. I hope to do some video taping this year.
Bighead, do you got the itch like me?bigheadhunterParticipantFebruary 11, 2008 at 11:15 pmPost count: 498
I each for it every day. We shot 1313 fish last year and are gonna go for 1500 this year. you should do some tournys with that set up Goosehunter
Nater were you from? It wouldnt cost you too much to get started. We only shot 56 fish at night outta the 1300 that we shot. I would be the man to get any of you guys into it. I LOVE this sport and it is more of a passion to me. I know alot of hot spots and what to look for. I am more then willing to help any of you guys out. RyanGoosehunter05ParticipantFebruary 11, 2008 at 11:34 pmPost count: 834
All this talk about bowfishin I had to go home when I got off work and watch Jeremy Leu shoot some fish in his 1st video.
Ryan is Pat still around he was on the IO web site all the time? I shot a toury 2 years ago, I would like to go to more this year.bigheadhunterParticipantFebruary 11, 2008 at 11:48 pmPost count: 498
Yep Pat is around I work with him actually. We are gonna have a Spring Banquet in March in Osky. You should come to itGoosehunter05ParticipantFebruary 12, 2008 at 12:00 amPost count: 834
I was at the banquit last year in Knoxville, I’ll try to make it this year. Were in Osky is it?bigheadhunterParticipantFebruary 12, 2008 at 12:18 amPost count: 498
Not sure yet. I will find out this weekend and post it on here.nater3ParticipantFebruary 12, 2008 at 1:19 amPost count: 2038
I live in Webster City, about an hour north of Des Moines and ten minutes east of Fort Dodge.
NatekenhumpParticipantFebruary 12, 2008 at 1:26 amPost count: 12769
Nate, I’ll be you could go below the dam at Brushy this Spring a shoot plenty of carp, mid day. 😉bigheadhunterParticipantFebruary 12, 2008 at 1:27 amPost count: 498
Plenty of shootin to be done at Saylorville. I am sure we could fit ya in the boat a time or two.
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