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6th Place at Carlyle

Old 05-02-2010, 05:10 PM
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I ended up in 6th place out of 18 boats at my first bowfishing tournement. The tournament was put on by The Illinois Bowfishers at Carlyle Lake Saturday. We weighed in 59.6 pounds with 5 gar, 5 carp, and 1 buffalo. (You could only weigh 5 of each) The gar were easy, they were all over the bank spawning. The carp and buffalo were out just far enough to make them hard to spot in the murky water (it stormed Friday night). We mostly saw their wakes when they took off or the mud swirls from their activity. I think only one boat weighed 15 fish.

My rig. Notice the missing railing? That's where Phill my partner went overboard when we hit a stump crossing a cove. Sorry about your phone Phil.



Our barrel to weigh.



The rest of our fish, lots of gar. (about 30 in all)



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Old 05-02-2010, 06:20 PM
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hey jm, went out today...no bufs killed a bunch more gar and shot 5carp but my arrow pulled out of 2..its alright...the water felt nice....waders...NEVER try to swim in the msuckers..its hard
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Did you get your railing back John?

Phil, thanks for guiding JM.
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by HNI_Christine View Post
Did you get your railing back John?

Phil, thanks for guiding JM.
Do you know when the pictures from the tournament will be up?
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Old 05-03-2010, 03:08 AM
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Originally Posted by HNI_Christine View Post
Did you get your railing back John?

Phil, thanks for guiding JM.
Yes I got the railing back, the foam padding made it float.
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:00 AM
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Originally Posted by deadINTHEwater View Post
Do you know when the pictures from the tournament will be up?
I'm getting ready to post the kids winners now... next will be the adults...
then I must be honest - it will be a few days before ALL the images from the tournament will be on my web site..
C'mon guys.. fish are spawning all over creation - you can't really expect me to chain myself to this computer instead of fishing now can you??? LOL

THANKS SO MUCH!!! For having me along for all the fun - it was one of my best days in the outdoors!
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:14 PM
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well guys and gals....me and my buddy put a hurtin on the gar tonight...killed 40 some odd gar in just 2hours
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:05 AM
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Nice shooting Phil.
They must really be stacked up in the shallows now. Seeing any more buff or carp out there or are they still out a little ways?
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havnt seen many carp..killed a few the other day but killed 10gar tonight...no buffs in sight..the lake came up a little bit
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