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Blowfishing
« on: December 10, 2020, 10:33:58 PM »
Anyone ever tried fishing for carp with a blow gun?  Pretty fun. 

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Re: Blowfishing
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2020, 10:49:46 PM »
And possibly legal on lake Roosevelt?

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Re: Blowfishing
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2020, 10:53:45 PM »
And possibly legal on lake Roosevelt?

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I dont know about individual lakes but in general it is. 

"Common Carp:
No license required. No min. size. No daily limit.
No possession limit. May also be taken by spear
or bow-and-arrow. Open only during open game
fish or salmon seasons" Page 21

"Spear Fishing Attempting to take fish by impaling
the fish on a shaft, arrow, or other device." Page 17

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Re: Blowfishing
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2020, 10:55:40 PM »
Lake Roosevelt has its own rules, I'll see if I can find exact wording.

I had thought at one time a pitchfork would be legal, and perhaps snagging

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Re: Blowfishing
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2020, 10:59:56 PM »
Lake Roosevelt has its own rules, I'll see if I can find exact wording.

I had thought at one time a pitchfork would be legal, and perhaps snagging

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Pitchfork or gig should be legal.  I dont think snagging would be though since its pretty broad statement that you may not and its not stated under carp that its allowed. 

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Re: Blowfishing
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2020, 11:04:27 PM »
Thanks, I didn't find exact wording on lake roosevelt special rules prohibiting bowfishing carp

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Re: Blowfishing
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2020, 11:25:45 PM »
I have not yet! Might be in the cards in the future I love my cold steel big bore blow gun.
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Re: Blowfishing
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2020, 11:53:44 PM »
So what kind of line does the blow dart use?

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Re: Blowfishing
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2020, 11:31:09 AM »
So what kind of line does the blow dart use?

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I use 20 pound braid.  I think it was P-line but i dont think it matters too much.  Just try to go as small as possible since the dart has to drag it off the reel and the heavier the line the slower it will go. 

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Re: Blowfishing
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2020, 07:18:05 AM »
I have not yet! Might be in the cards in the future I love my cold steel big bore blow gun.

Man they are fun, aren't they? So powerful I have a hard time pulling darts out of my shed.

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Re: Blowfishing
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2020, 12:05:59 PM »
I have not yet! Might be in the cards in the future I love my cold steel big bore blow gun.

Man they are fun, aren't they? So powerful I have a hard time pulling darts out of my shed.

I set up a target in the basement and the whole family likes taking turns.  I would love more hunting opportunity with it but right now I am just using it on carp.  I think I could hunt starling and squirrels but if they carried a dart off into the neighbors yards on a bad hit it would be awkward conversation.   :chuckle:

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Re: Blowfishing
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2020, 12:24:17 PM »
Approximately how many inches underwater are they when you shoot them?
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Re: Blowfishing
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2020, 12:57:21 PM »
Carp will come right up top and poke out the water an inch or two

But most would be from 1 to 6 inches deep for a dart for sure

With bow I'd plug them a few feet down, but you gotta aim well under them due to refraction.

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Re: Blowfishing
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2020, 01:04:03 PM »
Approximately how many inches underwater are they when you shoot them?

Yep what KFhunter said.  In the video they were spawning in the flooded trees so they were right under the surface of the water or surfacing to suck air.  Sometimes they go so shallow their back are out of the water.  I have not tried any deep shots but Tim Wells shoots them a little deeper.  I am getting easy passthrough at the surface so I could probably still shoot a 12-18 inches under. 

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Re: Blowfishing
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2020, 01:05:42 PM »
WoW. I have underestimated the power of a dart! 

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