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Building a Boat for Bowfishing
The Tracker Grizzly 2072 MVX is probably the first archery boat ever designed ready to fish or hunt, with the rigging made famous by Tracker marine. The shooting The line wasn't the mono used for fishing nor the trotline string that trailed my old
Among fishermen and hunters, there has been a slow tempest brewing with a white-noise hiss that barely catches the ear of the unconcerned. It came to my ear one afternoon as I channel-surfed past the hunting and fishing shows on television, and then backed up a couple of clicks on the remote. Men stood on a huge flat-bottom jon boat, wearing olive drab and camo, with a platform at the bow from which they launched solid, white fiberglass arrows into the water. These angling archers hauled fish after fish on board, all skewered on a solid fiberglass shaft tied to a the end of a string. I saw a boat like this recently and assumed it was for hunting Florida gators — and it could well do that too — but I soon learned this boat type actually signaled the lighting of the fuse to an explosion of lights, boats, archery tackle and prize... A recent Bass Pro Shops catalog had one such bowfishing boat — a Grizzly 2072 MVX. And for goodness sake, I saw archery equipment in the fishing catalog. With my interest piqued, I called Katie Mitchell, public relations manager at Bass Pro Shops. “What are the chances you could hook me up with a good bowfisherman who could show me how this game is played. An understanding of this phenomenon is important to bow hunters, anglers who might want to sight-cast to fish, and, in fact, to all shallow-water boaters. Avoiding what you can see is often more important than connecting with it — just ask any boater who might be probing a flat or may have wandered off course into a shoal area. A few months later I found myself standing at the archery counter of Bass Pro Shops’ flagship Outdoor World in Springfield, Missouri. Tabitha and Greg Schlicter from Texas were milling about there too, pointing and speaking softly about the archery equipment hanging on the racks — bowfishing gear, to be exact. “We’ve gone gigging,” Greg said, the practice of spearing fish with a barbed-fork point, “but bowfishing is a first. We’ve never shot a fish before. “We’re moving to Corpus Christi,” Tabitha chimed in. “We’d go there fishing and see all these sheepshead along the water, but they never bite. So we’re gonna shoot them. But that’s not why most people are getting into it. At the counter, the archery tech named Ryan, a St. Louis transplant, was setting up a bow for another couple. “Can you tell me what’s up with bowfishing. “There’s fast action, a lotta fish and not much regulation,” he replied. “Back in St. Louis, that’s all they’re doing. Asian carp and gar are taking over the rivers. I took a closer look at the bows and wondered what I was in for. Asian grass carp are an invasive species, once imported to the U. S. and bred as sterile grass and algae eaters. One or two in a large, algae-infested pond could restore the water to clarity in a matter of weeks, which is why they were in demand. But floods along the rearing ponds near the Mississippi river system accidentally released the nonsterile breeding stock into the river tributaries, and the infestation of all U. S. waters throughout the Louisiana Purchase is now unstoppable. Today, by some research estimates, these waterways and much of the U. S. have as much as 80 percent of their biomass made up of various carp species, all of them non-native and destructive to native habitat. One national park service website indicates the carp infestation is so hopeless we should just learn to appreciate them. And it now looks like bowfishermen are. “Where I come from, there’s so many carp, that’s all fishermen are doing,” Ryan explained while putting a final tweak on a customer’s bow. “It’s a heck of a time shooting these things. These prehistoric natives have no natural-born predators except man, and, because of their nearly impenetrable plate-armor skin, you need tin snips to relieve them from their fillets. Their numbers multiply, nearly unchecked by anglers, and they eat other, more favored fish. For those most afflicted with this adrenaline rush, there is the Bowfishing Association of America. Among other things, BAA keeps track of world-record kills, like the 244-pound-8-ounce alligator gar shot by Robin Parks of Texas in 2005. Another boat-sinking trophy, a 92-pound-8-ounce big-head carp, was shot by Darren Opel in Illinois. Want more thrills. Add competition to the mix. There were always bowfishing tournaments, but not to the standards set by Bass Pro Shops’ U. S. Open Bowfishing Championship.
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