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Is it ok to blowfish for carp in the Palouse River?
« on: June 27, 2017, 01:12:31 AM »
We are heading there in a couple of days and my 10 year old wants to try it out. I've never seen anyone do it and always figured it wasn't legal, but I don't see anything saying you can't.

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Re: Is it ok to blowfish for carp in the Palouse River?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2017, 03:05:05 AM »
I will be over there in a few days also. Cant wait. It will be my first trip there. So excited. Ill be bringing the bow for carp. Bow fishing is legal for common carp in washington. When good numbers are around its a blast.
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Re: Is it ok to blowfish for carp in the Palouse River?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2017, 04:13:38 AM »
Ive never blowfished before. Does WA require a blowfishing permit, blowfishing endorsement, and special blowfishing permits? :chuckle:

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Re: Is it ok to blowfish for carp in the Palouse River?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2017, 04:10:21 PM »
Don't knock it till youve tried it.

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Re: Is it ok to blowfish for carp in the Palouse River?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 04:51:24 PM »
I really hope that this isn't a typo!!! Please take a video of your son Blowfishing for carp!!! I can just imagine a 10 year old with a blowgun wading around shooting darts at carp, that would be awesome!

If it is a typo and you are talking about bow fishing you will want to pick up a cheap bowfishing setup with a reel and proper arrow tip setup etc... and tell him to aim about three feet in front of where he thinks he should aim, at least...

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Re: Is it ok to blowfish for carp in the Palouse River?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2017, 08:19:32 AM »
I imagined blowfishing involved, dynamite? Id check the regs.  :chuckle:
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Re: Is it ok to blowfish for carp in the Palouse River?
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2018, 11:12:03 AM »
 BlowFishing...... Not sure if it's legal in Washington but they do it in other States  :yike:
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Re: Is it ok to blowfish for carp in the Palouse River?
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2018, 11:38:41 AM »
I can't imagine why it would be illegal. No season, limit, license required. They considered an invasive species so I'm not really sure that anyone would bat an eye, except to ask about your equiptment, how it compares to bow fishing etc.

I would imagine only small carp would be taken since lots of big carp pull through or wiggle off massive  barbs on bow fishing gear.

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Re: Is it ok to blowfish for carp in the Palouse River?
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2018, 02:01:38 PM »
Are they up there this time of year,that water will be run ing pretty good in a couple of dsys

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Re: Is it ok to blowfish for carp in the Palouse River?
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2018, 02:37:26 PM »
I called a gamie a couple years ago to ask if it was legal to bow-fish for Carp.
He said have at it.
 As the water starts warming the carp move into the shallows to spawn.
I've tried fishing for them during the spawn and they ignored everything.
They were rolling and thrashing - good opportunities for a bow, or blower!

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Re: Is it ok to blowfish for carp in the Palouse River?
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2018, 02:57:11 PM »
Carp don't get going until like May or even June.
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Re: Is it ok to blowfish for carp in the Palouse River?
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2018, 01:33:00 AM »
BlowFishing...... Not sure if it's legal in Washington but they do it in other States  :yike:
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Re: Is it ok to blowfish for carp in the Palouse River?
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2018, 06:50:12 AM »
Just don't shoot carp in Lake Roosevelt....illegal
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Re: Is it ok to blowfish for carp in the Palouse River?
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2018, 02:29:14 PM »
Just don't shoot carp in Lake Roosevelt....illegal
Why is that? Do they have the green grass carp?

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Re: Is it ok to blowfish for carp in the Palouse River?
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2018, 02:44:28 PM »
Just don't shoot carp in Lake Roosevelt....illegal
Why is that? Do they have the green grass carp?

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I never heard that before about Roosevelt?

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