NYS DEC- BowfishingAny person who has a fishing license or a small game hunting license or is entitled to fish without a license may take carp of any size and in any number by longbow (recurve or compound) from May 15 through September 30 from any water of the state where fishing and the discharge of a bow is permitted. Taking fish by bow is otherwise prohibited.NIce! Congrats on getting your first one. Is this something you just need fishing license for?
Just troll and float along and look for them swimming in the water (usually catch um in about 2-5 feet of water), as long as your quiet and don't make a lot of movement you can get pretty close. There are a few ways to set up but mine is a recurve bow with a "reel" (just a big spool, not an actual reel) attached to the front where the stabilizer would go. My arrows have a safety slide, this slides along the fiberglass arrow and is attached with line to the reel, it hits a stop at the back of the arrow so it doesn't come off.First off, that's awesome! Congrats.
Newbie question, how do you "bait" them (i.e., get them to come up to the boat)? Throw chum in the water and wait, lol. Serious question as I just don't know. Also, do you tie a line to the arrow? Looks very cool.
It was actually out of the walkill river, around montgomery almost walden area. I didn't weigh it but I think 10lbs tops, didn't have to deep of a belly. Should def. try and get out one day, I want to try swinging bridge I know there are big carp in there I just don't know of any spots they hang out off hand. Would have to do some recon one day.nice carp.about 20 lbs? where did you go the basha kill? i use to do it alot in muscoot res in westchester ,still got a nice carp set up on an oneida eagle bow maybe we can hook up so time