basspro23ParticipantMarch 13, 2018 at 6:03 pmPost count: 379
What is your go-to bow of choice when going after the rough fish? I kinda want to know what people use to get more ideas for certain circumstances.BuckFever86ParticipantMarch 13, 2018 at 6:06 pmPost count: 44
I like my recurve based solely on the ability to snap shoot at a fish. Can get those carp that pop outta nowherebasspro23ParticipantMarch 13, 2018 at 6:10 pmPost count: 379
Quote by: BuckFever86
I like my recurve based solely on the ability to snap shoot at a fish. Can get those carp that pop outta nowhere
I also enjoy using the recurve, but i have limited range. I enjoy the compound, but I feel it is too overpowered at close range. (Even if my draw weight is lower) So I feel like I have to guess when the carp or whatever are in close to shore, or out a ways. Regardless, it is a blast.WhipParticipantMarch 13, 2018 at 6:22 pmPost count: 2270
I haven’t shot any carp for 20 years but have decided to get started again this summer. I still have my old recurve bow and a bow fishing arrow just need to get a new reel and line. I want something simple and I don’t want to put a lot of money in the set up. Any recommendations?
WhipbowfisherParticipantMarch 13, 2018 at 7:07 pmPost count: 2185
I pretty much have shot and/or owned them all. I like a compound for the power to zip the arrow down deep to suspended fish if needed. A recurve is generally lighter, but a compound has better water penetration hands down. This said, I do have a compound bow specifically built for bowfishing with no let off and allows me to snap shoot if needed. Essentially its the same power at half draw as it is at full draw. Its definitely a give and take.
Some of the newer compounds are really light, nearly as light as a wooden recurve. Most compounds are much more durable also. Bowfishing can be pretty rough on a nice recurve.kendykayParticipantMarch 13, 2018 at 8:17 pmPost count: 3
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I like my compound because I can draw on a fish that doesn’t see me and take my sweet time for just the right shot.
I haven’t shot a recurve since I was a kid, so I can’t really say how much I would or wouldn’t like that for bowfishing.bullhead44ParticipantMarch 16, 2018 at 8:15 amPost count: 185
Martin rebel recurve at #50 for me. Every once in a while when the carp line up right i can stick 2. The most ive stuck with one shot was 3 drum, but i agree my diatance is limited. I usually fish flooded fields and stalk them on foot. Good times!!fishhookParticipantJune 26, 2018 at 8:49 pmPost count: 311
I shoot a recurve and love it. My wife recently bought a compound and I’ve shot some fish with it and love it too. The compound has a lot more distance and power obviously.
It’s a toss up really…WapelloMarkParticipantJuly 3, 2018 at 4:56 pmPost count: 1952
Cheryl puts in a good argument for a compoundkenhumpParticipantJuly 4, 2018 at 1:22 pmPost count: 12755
Thoughts. I have used pretty much everything from 5 gang spears to compound. My favorite is a solid fiberglass semi-recurve. When you get home just wash it off with the hose. I like about 45#. A lot of my shooting was done near shore, rocks. When I tried a compound I found I was tearing up to many tips and shafts. So I have usually opted for the cheap and easy option. Suggestion . If you want to go cheap check you local pawn shop for gear.WapelloMarkParticipantJuly 5, 2018 at 10:23 amPost count: 1952
Yesterday was awesome fishing , high water has us farther up creeks this year than ever before , we’re having a blast 😎
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