Using my bow for hunting or target practice is entertaining, and I like to do it as often as I can, but let’s face it. Sometimes, shooting at targets isn’t all fun and games. You can’t do it all day long because you risk getting bored. I first heard about bowfishing from a friend. At that time, I had no idea that there was a sport like this, but right after finding out about it, I became interested in the topic and started asking around.
The neat thing about this sport is that it’s not only recreational but can also be performed for a good reason. Both around the country and in Minnesota, carp has become a nuisance in several lakes where it’s destroying the local ecosystem by heating whatever it finds.
So, in a way, you’re doing a service to the environment each time you catch a carp. Sure, I could very well use my rod and reel to do all of this, but I like to spice things up from time to time.
Something I have found to be extraordinarily rewarding is that you don’t have to pay a lot of money on the equipment that you’ll need. Plus, believe it or not, bowfishing can help you catch more and more fish. Of course, it does require a set of skills that you will develop over time, but once you learn to master the art of eyeing a fish both quickly and efficiently, you’ll go back home with an impressive catch.
One detail that I have noticed is that many people tend to shoot instinctively when it comes to targeting a carp. Nonetheless, I have come to the conclusion that I personally prefer utilizing a sight with the help of which I can move the pin depending on the angling situation. What’s more, I’d like to add that refraction is an issue when practicing your bowfishing skills, but adjusting the pin on your sight greatly helps with this problem.
In addition to all of this, investing in good-quality gear intended for bowfishing isn’t all that expensive and therefore, won’t take a toll on your budget. While the bow might cost a pretty penny if you’re looking for a high-end alternative, I couldn’t help noticing that an arrow and string usually costs under thirty bucks. In my books, that’s anything but expensive.
Since I’ll be writing on this blog to try to get in touch with other anglers and people interested in paranormal phenomena, as well, I’d like to find out your input on the matter. Have you tried bowfishing? How do you feel about angling with the help of a bow?