Have you done it before?
August 11, 2009 at 9:10am
Well you've been gettin some good advice and I might repeat some of it but how much have you bowfished before? If you're unsure if you like it then you might consider a less costly start up. 8dollar 500 watt halogens from walmart or lowes work great. Now on to the cadillac ways to do it. haha. If you can afford a fan, then get one. You can go in a lot less water with no problems bc you wont have the worry about breaking the shaft of your trolling motor etc. As for lights, try to avoid half@$$ rigging. DO it right and try to hide wires to avoid getting wet,stepped on, etc. This will prevent getting shorts and such with your lights. HPS (High Pressure Sodium I think) are great for this. You'll have to do slight electrical work but nothin severe. As far as a bow, pretty much any old bow will suffice but remember a few things. First you're going to hold it all night long, probably pull it back and shoot in excess of 100 shots. If little gar is your target then you wont need much draw weight but as soon as you decide to shoot carp, buffalo, reds, or gator gar you need to have a little stronger bow. Now granted draw length improves force but if the fish is under the surface a lil ways that water slows your arrow severely. It sucks to have an arrow bounce off of a big fish. Send me an email or something and maybe we can make us a trip. I'm in BR and my boat is rigged.