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I saw there was a couple post on NJH From BACS about bowfishing the deleware and my friends just recently went on a boat and did well. Im Not shure were to get a set up. I mean can i use my normal hunting bow or should i get another one for bow fishing alone?

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I saw there was a couple post on NJH From BACS about bowfishing the deleware and my friends just recently went on a boat and did well. Im Not shure were to get a set up. I mean can i use my normal hunting bow or should i get another one for bow fishing alone?

 

You can surely use your regular hunting bow, but if you can swing it...a dedicated bowfishing bow is the way to go...something that has a short axle to axle length as it generally works better on a boat. My Ruckus is 29" and it works well, Mike and Rich use the Mission Craze which works well too. This way you set it up with your choice of reel, rest, and arrow and then you don't have to mess with it again.

 

You can get most of what you need at your favorite sporting goods shop, Cabelas, Lancaster Archery, or the Bowhunters Superstore.

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Yea definitely try to get a different bow cause it will get wet and slimey from handling the carp. I picked up a PSE Kingfisher package from Cabelas for 150$ came with everything you need to get started.

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I am going to really try to get out there for some bow fishing this year. looking to get the PSE Wave set up. Looks good and I know the package comes with everything you need.

 

Seen this on youtube. Young man is using the wave.

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bowfishing is ALOT of fun, and very addictive, especially after a good night out.

Capt Mike of West wind outfitters has a great set up and knows his local waters great , putting you into some great shooting

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it is very addictive, on a good summer night you can get a years worth of protine from all the nat you swallow that are attracted to the spotlight

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I use an old Pearson Mustang recurve bow for my bowfishing, I have an ABS bottle reel perminatly attached to it.

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My son and I are hoping to try it this summer. He has a 14ft Jon boat set up like a bass boat, but only has a 8hp on it. Not sure that would be enough for the Delaware. Any suggestions for lakes around morris or Sussex that would be good for bowfishing?

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