Illinois Bowfishers Club C'mon on in!

silvers.

Old 06-03-2009, 07:25 PM
  #1  
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
 
suckersticker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location:
Posts: 445
Default silvers.

okay i want to shoot some silvers out of the air. I was just wondering if you have to be using a certain size out board motor. and is there any certain techniques to getting them to jump?
suckersticker is offline  
Old 06-03-2009, 08:40 PM
  #2  
Super Moderator
 
HNI_Christine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Central Utah
Posts: 4,815
Default RE: silvers.

When they're jumpy, just about anything will get them in the air. You just have to find the schools of them.

From our observations.... a 2 stroke motor works better thana four stroke. Aluminum hulls work better than 'glass or plastic hulls. Still we were able to get them to jump with a four stroke motor on our plastic pontooned boat.

We would zigzag along the shore line until we'd see some silver jumping. If they're jumping way behind the boat, slow down. If they're just leaving wakes in front of the boat, speed up. We tried to get them jumping beside the boat.

We could really get them going if we flanked a barge heading up the river. (they'd swim away from the barge and then jump when they got near our boat)

There are a lot of chunks of cement and logs to watch out for. Bring a spare prop. []
HNI_Christine is offline  
Old 06-04-2009, 05:23 AM
  #3  
Nontypical Buck
 
Johnny b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location:
Posts: 1,610
Default RE: silvers.

My cousin who lived down by St. Louis was watching a helicopter flying down the Mississippi one day. The silvers were jumping like crazey back behind it. So if you have a chopper handy you are all set. Do not have to have extra props or anything. Have fun.
Johnny b is offline  
Old 06-04-2009, 09:52 AM
  #4  
Fork Horn
 
scribe917k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location:
Posts: 277
Default RE: silvers.

There are a few places along the illinois river you would be abe to bat them out of the air. I almost got nocked into the river a few times. Need to have 1 person with a bat or gaff to ward off the kamakazi silvers.
scribe917k is offline  
Old 06-05-2009, 07:44 PM
  #5  
Fork Horn
 
Mark S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 433
Default RE: silvers.

ORIGINAL: Johnny b

So if you have a chopper handy you are all set.
Oh crap, you telling me I have to build a helicopter now? Hey Christine, you got any junk helicopter parts laying in the driveway?
Mark S is offline  
Old 06-06-2009, 07:34 PM
  #6  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location:
Posts: 459
Default RE: silvers.

Oh crap, you telling me I have to build a helicopter now? Hey Christine, you got any junk helicopter parts laying in the driveway?
[/quote]

I look forward to seeing you build a plywood helicopter.
fishpoint is offline  
Old 06-07-2009, 04:58 PM
  #7  
Nontypical Buck
 
Bulzeye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Too close to Chicago
Posts: 3,337
Default RE: silvers.

LOOK!
Up in the sky !
It's.....ROTOWOODY !!
Bulzeye is offline  
Old 06-08-2009, 04:31 AM
  #8  
Nontypical Buck
 
bowman15's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,608
Default RE: silvers.

ORIGINAL: fishpoint

Oh crap, you telling me I have to build a helicopter now? Hey Christine, you got any junk helicopter parts laying in the driveway?
I look forward to seeing you build a plywood helicopter.
[/quote]


Don't tempt him. You have no idea what he's thinking about now.
bowman15 is offline  
Old 06-10-2009, 03:39 PM
  #9  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location:
Posts: 237
Default RE: silvers.

Or you could build a train. I see the silvers jumping when the train goes by on the Osage River.
carptracker is offline  
Old 06-10-2009, 09:41 PM
  #10  
Nontypical Buck
 
Bulzeye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Too close to Chicago
Posts: 3,337
Default RE: silvers.

Or you could build a train.
The Little Woody that could ?
Bulzeye is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Chasebaker
Illinois Bowfishers Club
0
07-20-2008 12:18 PM
David Hughes
Illinois Bowfishers Club
8
08-14-2007 10:17 AM
suckersticker
Illinois Bowfishers Club
13
07-22-2007 08:56 AM
Bowfisher5
Illinois Bowfishers Club
0
05-24-2007 03:30 PM
HNI_Christine
Illinois Bowfishers Club
1
06-05-2006 06:07 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Quick Reply: silvers.


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.