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Bowfishin!

Old 08-29-2004, 12:59 AM
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I still don't know how to put a picture up, but if anyone wants to volunteer I'll send a few. Went bowfishing last Saturday night with some friends and we had a ball--not the most fish we've ever hit, but the most big ones in one night. Best one was shot by my bud Dan and a friend's 14 year old son, TJ. TJ's arrow pulled out, but Dan managed to boat it--a carp that was well over 50# and 47" long. We know it weighed over 50# because even 13 hours later, several of those in the hot sun, it still weighed 45#. Also stuck several other nice carp, a few big drum, one big buffalo, a decent gar, and some smaller fish.

Also, today my nine year old son officially became a bowfisherman. He's been watching my videos, and his favorite is the Muzzy "Impale a Scale" with Mark Land and Fred Eichler (the other two I have are basically infomercials, but this is a good one). Since he first saw it, he's been wanting to go. Well, plans didn't pan out today due to stormy weather, so I took him to my brother's pond. I figured he'e fling a few at some catfish and maybe get it out of his system for a little while--WRONG! First off, I don't think you can shoot catfish in MS in public water, but can in a private/stocked pond or lake. Second, if you have ever tried to shoot a feeding catfish (yeah, we cheated a bit--no shallows to ease around at this pond) you know how hard it can be--them things can move! This was no feeding frenzy, just an occassional fish poppin up for a mouthful of feed. Anyhow, on his second or third try he made a perfect shot on one--about a 1# fish, perfect for the frying pan. After the one, the catfish buggered for the most part, but the boy has it bad now. He did great, pulling about 30# on his recurve, and the fishing arrow flew better than I ever hoped. He's all set up with his own Shakespeare reel spooled with 90# bowfishing line and a safety slide on his arrow (best deal I've ever seen for bowfishin).

Needless to say, the boy is ruint, and we have a real bowfishing trip planned in a couple of weeks.

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Old 08-29-2004, 09:45 AM
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Ut oh, hows the little lady gonna handle 2 of you nuts in the same house? Now the two of you are going to team up on her, and be out flinging arrows every chance you get. Glad to see you are out, having fun.
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Old 08-29-2004, 07:37 PM
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Chad,

Send them to me and I'll put them up for you.....
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Old 08-30-2004, 10:11 PM
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mshane, I need your e-mail addy please! Mine is [email protected].

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Old 08-31-2004, 10:05 AM
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Sorry bout that....Thought you could send an e-mail from my profile[:@]
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