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2024 bow fishing
« on: May 05, 2024, 08:56:27 AM »
Figured I'd post a few pics from the weekend. Not the best conditions but we shot a few fish!

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Re: 2024 bow fishing
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2024, 08:57:32 AM »
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Re: 2024 bow fishing
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Re: 2024 bow fishing
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2024, 09:50:21 AM »
I miss bowfishing The Potholes! Probably wonít get over there again though.
I decided to try cooking up a Carp and found they are quite good eating and take smoke well. Been eating them since until we moved and I stopped going over there.
Pressure cooking after brining and before smoking to eliminate (they dissolve) the ĎYí bones is key unless you like eating around them.
The ones in Lake Wa are Not recommended for eating because of the pollution on the bottom of the lake.
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Re: 2024 bow fishing
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2024, 05:52:53 PM »
nice. if you're around Moses Lake I could use a few carp if you have any extra

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Re: 2024 bow fishing
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2024, 09:00:53 AM »
Few more

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Re: 2024 bow fishing
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2024, 10:15:21 AM »
Several years back Silver Arrow Bowmen went over and shot a bunch. One guy deep fried chunks like catfish. Were pretty good, not high table fair but not bad like everyone claims. I think they taste better coming out of cold water than the summer fish
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Re: 2024 bow fishing
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2024, 04:34:22 PM »
I've never actually ate them but I've heard good things if they're prepared right. Also smoked I guess.

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Re: 2024 bow fishing
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2024, 04:58:41 PM »
Is the spawn on?
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Re: 2024 bow fishing
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2024, 05:16:46 PM »
Nice size! :tup:
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Re: 2024 bow fishing
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2024, 08:10:32 PM »
Is the spawn on?
The spawn is normally around the summer equinox
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Re: 2024 bow fishing
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2024, 08:24:34 PM »
Is the spawn on?
There was some spawning around the 11th cold weather and wind shut it down for the weekend of the 18th. Could be on again tomorrow.

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Re: 2024 bow fishing
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2024, 09:10:37 PM »
They were spawning like crazy where we shot those big ones! My buddy actually got a double cuz they were in a giant orgy ball.

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Re: 2024 bow fishing
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2024, 09:13:16 PM »
Then the next day there was nothing. We didn't know if it was because we shot a bunch the day before or the spawn just stopped. We've hit the spawn before but this was incredible. Literally carp swimming everywhere

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Re: 2024 bow fishing
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2024, 08:41:25 AM »
Looks like fun!
Against my better judgement I tried some smoked, canned carp from over that way several years ago. I was very pleasantly surprised at how good it was!

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Re: 2024 bow fishing
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2024, 11:39:42 AM »
The first time I ate one I had arrowed a large one and thought I should at least try it.
I got two 5 lb filets off of it.
The first try was a piece cooked in tin foil with nothing on it. Tasted like tuna to me. Next was a bigger piece with grill salt. I enjoyed it but did not like picking out the bones.
That was when I came up with the brine, pressure cook for 45 minutes then in the smoker for 6-12 hours. Bones are pretty much dissolved.
I ate quite a few after that.
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Re: 2024 bow fishing
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2024, 12:24:33 PM »
Is the spawn on?
There was some spawning around the 11th cold weather and wind shut it down for the weekend of the 18th. Could be on again tomorrow.
Killed 158 on the 11th. Also heard the weather caused them to shutdown. Headed back out next weekend.


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Re: 2024 bow fishing
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2024, 04:19:58 PM »
The first time I ate one I had arrowed a large one and thought I should at least try it.
I got two 5 lb filets off of it.
The first try was a piece cooked in tin foil with nothing on it. Tasted like tuna to me. Next was a bigger piece with grill salt. I enjoyed it but did not like picking out the bones.
That was when I came up with the brine, pressure cook for 45 minutes then in the smoker for 6-12 hours. Bones are pretty much dissolved.
I ate quite a few after that.
I've always wanted to try it smoked but just never committed to bringing one home. I've heard terrible things about how boney they can be.

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Re: 2024 bow fishing
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2024, 05:14:11 PM »
My understanding is that's where the canning after smoking really makes them shine. The bones dissolve.

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Re: 2024 bow fishing
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2024, 10:21:27 PM »
Not to try to thread Jack but Lucid bowfishing and the WBA are trying to make some more tournaments easier to participate in for guys wanting to get into bowfishing. Not sure why there isnít more activity on here about that, would they have to be a site sponsor to post tournament dates?

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Re: 2024 bow fishing
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2024, 02:44:45 PM »
Not to try to thread Jack but Lucid bowfishing and the WBA are trying to make some more tournaments easier to participate in for guys wanting to get into bowfishing. Not sure why there isnít more activity on here about that, would they have to be a site sponsor to post tournament dates?
Not sure Iíve ever seen Bricyn post on here. But he is absolutely trying to get a bunch of tournaments going.


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