While I donâ€™t do it, I see lots of people with bows working the southwest shore of Banks Lake all year round except when the lake is frozen over.Hunter P said:Head over to Eastern Washington in about 2 1/2 months. The Carp will be spawning,and you can shoot them to your hearts content. Moses lake,Potholes,and Banks Lake have tons of them. They even have tournaments you can join.
true. pound for pound, they are some of the best fighters out there...pure brute strength. Much more fun with rod and reel. I've caught 10-12 pounders off my dock at Tapps and it still amazes me how good they fight. I wouldn't eat one though sick:Major said:And for those that donâ€™t know it, carp fight hard and long when on a hook and line. Way harder than any salmon or trout of the same size.
Not to mention Carp aren't native to the US. They do tons of damage to lake bottoms and vegetation when they root around looking for food. Females can lay 300K eggs and spawn more than once a year.Bowfisher said:Thanks for the heads up on the carp, I wil look into it. I love bow fishing! People who think it is unfair need to try it, as far as I am concerned I think it is more just as challanging as a rod and reel. (area dependend) As far as everyone being holier than thou about bowfishing and killing carp, sure hope you have never shot coyotes and varmits of any kind. Seems like some people of the Northwest have a good ole case of the salmon snobs.