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Offline deerhuntr4885

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Where do you aim?
« on: May 30, 2016, 09:27:29 PM »
I was at Banks Lake this weekend.  Saw a lot of carp.  Was thinking about taking up bow fishing. Where do you aim at a fish in the water?  I understand you have to either aim high or low because of refraction?  What is a a good general rule to follow?  And what do I need to get started.  I have a good Bowtech but no idea about shooting carp

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P.S.  We slayed the walleye.  Over 60 keepers.
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Re: Where do you aim?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2016, 09:43:13 PM »
The deeper the fish the lower you aim. My stepdad always said aim low and when you think your low enough go a little lower. I would use a hunting bow. We run old bows at around 40 lb draw. Can't remember all the brands for the reels, arrows and arrow rest. Guys on here will be able to hook you up though.
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Re: Where do you aim?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2016, 07:32:43 AM »
It's subjective for sure, but I aim dead on if any part of the fish breaks the surface; and a foot low for each foot of perceived depth.  About four feet down is the deepest I'll try, and it feels REALLY weird holding that far below.  I use my 1980-era Hoyt-Easton Gamegetter II, a compound with around 2" diameter wheels (it was my first hunting bow).  can't remember weight, but it's in that 40-50 range.  I like the solid fiberglass fishing arrow.  Most larger sporting goods stores and any bow shop should be able to set you up with a fairly cheap kit. 
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: Where do you aim?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2016, 09:59:52 PM »
Ok.  Thanks guys.  About a foot per foot.  I can figure that out. 
Mike Henne

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Re: Where do you aim?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2016, 12:05:22 PM »
I try to describe it like shooting a basket ball. No one walks up and stays to themselves "Alright, aim 3 feet high and 2 feet long." Let your brain do the work. Aim low, if you hit high, aim lower. Once you finally shoot under you'll get it. There's a real good reason why guys shoot better with a couple beers in them, just like golf. Once you quit thinking about it you brain will do the work.

Good luck.
Scott Estes

 


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