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Lake Tapps Bowfishing
« on: April 14, 2017, 01:08:32 PM »
Planning to go bowfishing for carp at Lake Tapps this weekend.  Any tips from people who have bowfished here?

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Re: Lake Tapps Bowfishing
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2017, 01:31:40 PM »
Never bowfished it but do musky fish it. Get in to the shallow backwaters, especially the weedy areas. Be careful of stumps and logs, not sure  what the water level is right now but it can be hazardous. The backwaters will be warmer than the main lake. I've seen a lot more suckers in the shallows than carp but there are carp in there. Not sure if there are grass carp  in there but I believe they are protected on the Westside so worth being conscious of.
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Re: Lake Tapps Bowfishing
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 06:14:09 AM »
Bowfished some shallows for about 4 hours on sunday.  Missed one good shot.  Missed quite a few other not so good shots as well.  Had fun.  The carp were starting to get active, but not spawning yet.  They spooked easy.  Saw probably 40 carp jump while I was there.  Maybe another week or two until they start spawning.  Conditions weren't ideal and I was having a very tough time spotting them yesterday.


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