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So I'm sure some of you are aware how popular the ancient sport of bow-fishing is getting. My dad used to take me when I was real littler for carp and skate, was never big enough to draw a bow back then. Just recently My interest sparked because snakeheads, carp and gar are real prevalent in my area. So this weekend I went on the Quanitco Marine Corps base and shot my first two fish ever. And my buddy got one as well.

Gar apparently are good to eat. Carp you either just slice their belly and let sink for other fish to feed on, or take them home to use as fertilizer for a garden. Regardless they are all pest fish and their populations are out of control. So I help


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Nice! I have a friend here who's husband bow fishes! His first time out he nailed a gar!
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Nice! I have a friend here who's husband bow fishes! His first time out he nailed a gar!
Nice!!! It is a lot of fun. Now of course I want a john boat with a platform and lights to go out at night. One day
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That just looks like fun, the kind of fishing I wouldn't mind lol! Gar are very prevalent here, people like to eat them smoked. Cool pics man!

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I keep hearing they are good to eat! I need to try it. So out of the three fish I'm most likely to bowfish here:

Carp - eh unless you really know how to smoke them..not good to eat.
Gar - now hearing they are good!
Snake head - delicacy...the Koreans at the spas will trade their services for these fish. They are delicious. I need to catch/kill one! they are popping up everywhere around us. Some guy in my town just got his approved as the world-record caught on a hook and line. 17lbs... his buddy on the same boat bow-shot a 18lb one. MASSIVE.
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Hey Kyle, I was wondering if there was any type of bounty on the snake-heads? And if you'd seen any kind of decline in the native fish?
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Hey Kyle, I was wondering if there was any type of bounty on the snake-heads? And if you'd seen any kind of decline in the native fish?
I've heard if you catch a tagged one, you can turn them in a get gift cards to outdoors shops like bass pro. Haven't confirmed that. And as far as declining populations in fish...I haven't been around the fishing scene long enough to see a decline or not. But from what others say in certain areas...yes. The snake heads are getting out of control and getting BIG too.
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I keep hearing they are good to eat! I need to try it. So out of the three fish I'm most likely to bowfish here:

Carp - eh unless you really know how to smoke them..not good to eat.
Gar - now hearing they are good!
Snake head - delicacy...the Koreans at the spas will trade their services for these fish. They are delicious. I need to catch/kill one! they are popping up everywhere around us. Some guy in my town just got his approved as the world-record caught on a hook and line. 17lbs... his buddy on the same boat bow-shot a 18lb one. MASSIVE.
You CAN smoke carp, they're just hard to roll! Great pics, man. Thanks for sharing!
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What type of bow you shooting with??
It's my late step dad's compound PSE. Not sure of a model or even how old it is. Nice bow though.
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