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Old 08-24-2011, 02:54 PM
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Hello, my name is Brent and I am now compleatly positive that I must start bow fishing! I will be buying a setup here this friday and would really love if any one could tell me where the best bowfishing spots are that are close to Springfield IL.



Thank you in advance!!!
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:18 PM
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wading or by boat?
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:09 PM
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Either dude i have access to a boat but i like to switch things up! any spots with in 30 mins or of me would be AWSOME id be willing to go up to a hr away if the spots rly good for learning.
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:34 PM
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You can try Lake Sangchris for lots of little carp tucked away in the lilly pads. Not sure when the season runs out over there anymore but lots of shoreline to fish.
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:01 PM
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Worth a try >.< any one els know of any places near me?
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:12 PM
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Also,
Though the water clarity is not often there, the Sangamon River is home to many rough fish including Asian carp.
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:42 PM
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would u say its worth a try?? for someone new would i even be able to spot the fish in the water?
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Old 08-26-2011, 02:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Brentc View Post
would u say its worth a try?? for someone new would i even be able to spot the fish in the water?
Anything is worth a try.... The only way you are going to shoot fish on your couch is if you have the Wii game.... And that even gets boring... Just get out there and start slinging some arrows.... Oh the most important part... Don't come back here and SAY you shot a bunch of fish.........WE NEED PICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Good luck and let us know if you need anymore help....

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Old 08-26-2011, 07:17 PM
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for sure i should be buying my compound bow this week so ill see what i can do!! still accepting ideas for good spots!!!
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:50 PM
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Brent,
whatever you do, don't get discouraged if you don't see and shoot a lot of fish at this time of year. This is the time typically when the fishing gets real spotty, some days may be OK and other days quite poor. Get your act together and get ready for next year.
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